Earlier, we gave you 8 tips for when you're visiting an antiques market. We occasionally travel to other countries to add beautiful objects to our collection (recently to Bulgaria), but we also like to browse for beautiful things in the Netherlands.
Here are some markets in the Netherlands we sometimes like to visit ourselves. Not everything is completely antique, not every object you'll find is vintage, but you will always come across something you haven't seen before...
Markets to visit in 2023
Antiques market on the Dreef, Haarlem
Organisatiebureau De Nijs organises an antiques/curiosa market on the Dreef in Haarlem (near Houtplein car park) on these dates (all Saturdays, in 2023) 22 April, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June, 10 June, 17 June, 24 June, 1 July, 15 July, 5 August, 19 August, 2 September, 16 September. Count on 90 stalls of antiques. Here's the website of the Dreef Haarlem, just to be sure. The link opens in a new window.
The VerzamelJaarbeurs is one of the markets organised by Organisatieburo Van Aerle. The next edition will be on 15 and 16 April 2023. More news to be found on their website later. Here's a short interview we did last year in honour of our participation in the winter edition 2022. The links open in new windows.
Haagse Antiek- en Boekenmarkt, The Hague
A fun antiques market we love to go to is the Haagse Antiek- en Boekenmarkt on Lange Voorhout. During the summer months, the antiques and book market is every Thursday and Sunday. In winter, only on Thursdays, on the Plein. More information about the Haagse Antiek- en Boekenmarkt on the website. Link opens in a new window.
Le Marie Marché, Den Haag (The Hague)
We're staying in The Hague for this market as well... Le Marie Marché is inspired by a classic French market. The market takes place on the first weekend of the month and is based at the Plein in the center of The Hague, but occasionally travels outside of the city to other locations nearby (Vismarkt Leiden, Olmenhorst Lisse, Weissenbruchlaan Hillegersberg (Rotterdam). These French style markets are not all about antiques and brocante. There's food as well... More information on the website of Le Marie Marché. Link opens in a new window.
IJ-hallen Flea Market, Amsterdam
From vintage toys to mid-century modern furniture to massive rows of clothing racks with vintage gems around every corner. The IJ-hallen can't be done in one day, as this isn't one of Europe's biggest flea markets, it might be on the list for one of the worlds biggest flea markets. The calendar for 2023 shows these dates first: 7 and 8 January, 28 and 29 January, 18 and 19 February, 11 and 12 March. More information about the IJ-hallen Flea Markets on the website. The link opens in a new window.
Not exactly an antiques market but while we're still in Amsterdam, please check out the Antiekcentrum at Elandsgracht 109. The place is occupied by 55 vintage and antiques dealers with wonderful things from different eras, different countries. Just to browse, this place is great! Check out the website for more information as well (a bit wonky but give it a go). Link opens in a new window.
We know, we know... there's way more to explore, this is only the west / Randstad part of The Netherlands. Next time we'll cover other parts of the country!