First stop in Holland – the market! We went to a nearby town called Barneveld where it was market day.. a small one, but it had everything we “needed”!
A Dutch market differs from an Aussie one in a few ways…. the most obvious is this:
DD said she’d never seen so much cheese in her life!
There is always a fish stall.. literally translated they are called “fish farmers”.. and this is where we bought salty herring with onions (sorry forgot to take a pic, next time!). You also get smoked eel and other yummies 🙂
This stall brought back memories:
When I was a teenager I did a dressmaking course, and bought my fabric from the market because it was much cheaper than the fabric shops. This stall has all the notions and the fabric at the end.. not quilting fabric though. Would you believe I didn’t buy a thing from here?!
There’s usually a few bakery stalls…
See the baby on the front of the bike? You’ll see lots of bikes in my pics this month!
There were sweet yummies at the baker:
And savory as well….
A bit like Baker’s Delight in Oz….
There were some lovely plant stalls as well.. aren’t these gorgeous? Pity I can’t take them back to Arabia with me…
And of course there’s got to be bulbs for sale at a Dutch market 🙂 The man said I was allowed to buy as well as take pictures!! Don’t think bulbs are much use in my apartment in Arabia!
Well, there were plenty more stalls, but that gives you a bit of an overview. I found out later that there was a yarn shop at Barneveld, so we will have to go back for a visit since I need to buy some for my yoyos… I think we’ll try to plan that trip on the next market day 🙂
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