Piles of earthy fall mushrooms, the latest in cauliflower, warm stroop (syrup) waffles from the grill, and generous slices of cheese to taste. Flowers galore, animal supplies, the bicycle guy, fishmongers, and a stand dedicated to fresh French fries. These colorful scenes are typical of the outdoor Dutch weekly market.
Unfortunately, here in the Netherlands COVID numbers are on the rise again which means we, like many others around the world, are spending more time in the house.
What better time to armchair travel?
Join me at the Dutch market!
The Dutch have a lovely tradition of weekly outdoor markets. There are three markets a week within easy biking distance of our house, and each one is a visual feast with a distinct flavor.
And good deals, because the Dutch love a good deal.
So imagine yourself biking across busy streets with your marketing bags in hand, propping your bike up along with all the other bikes-I swear the bikes start chatting as soon as we leave them, they look like they’re totally hanging out together.
Now, plunge into the market with me!
Disclaimer: The following photos were taken before COVID numbers increased.
I hope everyone is well wherever you are, and you enjoyed this little trip.
I wonder what you’re cooking?
That sounds like a good story for next week.
Stay safe and happy.