But its even more so at this time of year when you get to shop for Giftmas! You should always begin by having a warming cup of gluhwein while having a small boogie to the resident DJ too.
With cup in hand it is on to find out what treasures await you in the halls! The first things which caught my eye this week were these amazing mosaic bowls. The colours and combinations were just breathtaking.
The range of hand made goods are just amazing. I was trying to convince HImself that I really do need a new hand bag, the leather on these was so soft and supple! But I was reminded that actually we were there to shop for other people, not ourselves. (This trip.)
The hand knitted pieces were in abundance. Not entirely my style. And going by the prices, I’m not sure how the crafters actually make enough to live on.
Some of the other stalls though were very much my style! I loved everything at this stall, and would have loved to acquire some of their wares! The dolls were just perfect!
And the resourcefulness of this stalls owner is remarkable! All the products are created from old tires. Keeping in mind that everyone in Amsterdam uses a bike, and there are thousands and thousands of discarded old tires everyday, not only are they saving all that rubber from ending up in landfill, but they are creating something useful out of them as well!
Though another stall took the old tires theme to a whole different (and amazing) level!
These benches and tables are just spectacular! There’s a couple I was lusting after. But I have neither the space nor the aesthetic in our apartment to really show them off to best effect.
Though it’s not just products for sale at the Sunday Market, there’s also services! Yes, if you so desire, you can even get your hair cut!
It was a very productive trip! We bought some things, and now just need to get them all ready to send off! There’s still 2 more of these markets before Giftmas, they get an extra one in in December so that you can spend extra money at Sinterklaas and for Christmas. Our next trip there though, we will remember that there isn’t an ATM on site, and have cash with us!