4 Things you need to see at traditional Dutch craft market.

In every area in the Netherlands you’ll always find weekly farmers market, but in the summer months you’ll find a lot of  Traditional craft and folk art markets. For more information you could always contact the local  VVV (VVV is Dutch tourism office. In some areas they have  websites in English, some don’t, but you could always use the google translate. It a good site if you want something a bit off-track from the absolute touristic path).

On to the 4 things you need to see at traditional Dutch craft market:

  1. Lace-making, like the Master Painter Vermeer fascination, watching a lacemaker works is nothing but amazement.

LaceMaking

2. Micro-Beading. Since the Victorian era beaded purses are still part of the European folk art charms, although you could distinguished Western Europe patterns from the ones from the east.

Tip: make sure you bring enough cash if you intend to buy one of these purses as price usually starts at €200, and most of the makers don’t except bank cards.

beadedbags

3. Dutch handmade wools.

WoolMaking

4. Poffertjes. The Dutch are not famous for their cuisine, but if you have to try one thing, you have to try out “poffertjes’, they are mini pancakes that are baked in a special pan to make them fluffy and delicious. The other catch is, if you are watching a master”poffertjes” baker they seams to have magical hands as they could turn around hundreds of poffertjes in just a matter of seconds.

poffertjespoffertjes2

Shop  vintage copper decor , here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s