Oh how I love to spend my Sunday afternoon strolling around a flea market to find hidden gems, listening to some awesome tunes and enjoying the finest local food that Amsterdam has to offer. Where can you find all that together you may ask yourselves? Once a month at the NeighbourFood Market! Located in the green oasis of the Westerpark you will find everything you can ask for. Walking around the old storage houses is already a treat for your eyes, let alone looking at all the cool vintage clothes and handmade/vintage jewellery. And believe it or not but everything you see is for sale! From the chair you relax in, the table you rest your wineglass on to the coatrack you put your jacket on. But arrive early because everyone wishes to take one of these unique pieces home with them.
Now I haven’t even mentioned the food, probably the best thing about this market! All the colours, all the smells, love it! I definitely recommend local honey (best!) and home-made chimichurri. Actually I always want to taste/buy everything that’s on display at all the stalls but PLEASE try the Surinam spelt roti, I can ensure you that this is the closest thing in Holland to what they make in Surinam!
Tip: The next edition has a special Christmas twist to it. On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December NeighbourFood NOELLE festival will take place. Including talented chefs, flea market, funky dj’s and a silent disco! Check their Facebook event-page for the latest information!