Sunday, October 25, 2009

Zaterdag Markt (Saturday Market) in Eindhoven

One of my favorite things about living in The Netherlands is the sheer crazy amount of markets that are here. Being in a larger city, there's a market of some sort somewhere in the city everyday except Sunday. Many smaller cities and towns have their markt (market) one day a week. I took some shots a few months ago of the zaterdag (Saturday) market here in Eindhoven.

This is the bicycle parts stall. We usually check for bike parts first since they're generally a little bit cheaper.

Saturday Market / Zaterdag Markt


There are tons of fruit and veggie stalls. The selection at supermarkets isn't that great sometimes so if you need something slightly out of the ordinary (like an ORANGE sweet potato for instance), the market is usually a good place to check.

zaterdag markt collage


Here's an olive stand with more sorts and flavors of olives than I even knew existed.

Saturday Market / Zaterdag Markt


There are a couple of stalls with fabric and haberdashery. The very best place to search for this stuff though is at the stoffenmarkt (fabric market) on Tuesday.

zaterdag markt collage 2


Can't forget the cheese now, can we?

Saturday Market / Zaterdag Markt


And what Dutch market would be complete without flowers?

zaterdag markt collage 3


There are of course tons of other sorts of stalls: clothing, bread, snoepjes (sweets & candies), fish, poultry and so on. If you're really lucky your local market will have someone making hot fresh stroopwafels!

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27 comments:

ryan said...

Kim,

If we are ever able to visit you this would be a definite stop. That looks pretty neat.

Yaya said...

Awesome pictures! Look at all those olives!

Sue said...

My mom would kill for that olive bar!!!! I think I would love the cheese truck!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love these pictures : ) They are fantastic! What a wonderful thing. There aren't too many markets like this around in the states and that is sad. I think it is so nice when people can get out into the community and really get to know one another! Super great post. Lovely to visit!

Unknown Mami said...

Ahh, cheese!

I am so happy that I came across you in the blogosphere. I just love seeing your home through your eyes.

newmami_rgv said...

Thanks for sharing your city! I love visiting markets like these, lots of unique crafts and awesome food! I'd love to go through the fabric... how much do they sell for?

MeCassieMarie said...

These pictures are awesome! I've never been to a market in a city. Closest thing for me--the flea market in a field-type-thing. I'd love to go to one though. Thanks for sharing!

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Sonya said...

I love it too:)

oranjeflamingo said...

While shopping for various ingredients for our Thanksgiving celebration last year, I bought some sweet potatoes at our big outdoor market. It was the first time I'd bought any sweet potatoes here in the Netherlands. Boy was I surprised when I cut it open after roasting it and realized it was not orange! It still tasted good, though, so it wasn't a problem, and my Dutch guests didn't know any better. ;)

4 Lettre Words said...

WOW!! I would be in heaven. Seriously. Markets are so much fun.

Meal Planning with Connie said...

Thanks so much for sharing your photos! They are always so fun! I love to learn about other places, and you always make it so fun!
Have a great week!!

cat said...

Thanks for popping in at my place - the markets in Europe are indeed fantastic. Want to see some of our markets? Go look at: http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2009/10/irene-craft-market.html

and:
http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-photo-finish-fiesta-farmers.html

Tater Tot Mom said...

I just wish that we had something like that here. We do have a farmer's market but it's pretty small and almost over now that winter is coming. You're pictures look great!

Summer said...

Ahhhh, I just love Farmers Markets....

What a great idea, Sunday's in the city....

Found your blog on Sits, sista!

thamarai said...

awesome pics! I simply loove the saturday market in Eindhoven...its the standard routine I follow on saturdays...:)..I might bump into you one day!

JoeyRes said...

Beautiful pictures! I had to do a report on the Netherlands in grade school. Other than having to do it, I remember nothing!

brainella said...

How cool. I would love to have the markets like that here. The supermarket just doesn't cut it sometimes. :) Nifty pics.

Invader_Stu said...

My parents love going to all the markets when ever they come over to Holland to visit.

won said...

Wow! I want to come to your town.

It looks amazing.

Noodle said...

Hum... I could shop there for hours with out having to find a new parking spot every time I was done at one place... I like that... But toting two kids on a bike with me... hum not to sure about that one... You will have to take one for me... Kimmie we need to go shoping that would be fun... Maybe in a year or two when I can get my hubbie to let me fly over for a week and chrash at your palce... =) miss you tons!!!

I Wonder Wye said...

Man o man! Awesome markets! I'd go crazy with the cheese olives and flowers......how much fun.......stopping by from sits....ghost stories all week on my blog.....

Monkey's Momma said...

How interesting! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you visit again soon!

Mrs4444 said...

These are terrific, Mub! Love the color and the variety.

BLOGitse said...

Happy SITSmas from Cairo!

Crystal said...

I've never seen that many olives in all of my life. lol.

Karen said...

I'm completely jealous! We don't have awesome markets like this where I live, but if we did, I'd be there all the time.

Hope you had a great holiday!

Jenny said...

I'm visiting from SITS and so glad I stopped by. Love your photos! The markets remind me of the ones I used to go to in Mexico City. They were fabulous. Happy Holidays! I signed up to follow you!

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