If you ever find yourself in town on Saturday with some free time on your hands, go and visit the markets in Utrecht! On Saturday, Utrecht’s city centre hosts a variety of markets in different styles. This article will highlight three of the most zozy, characteristic markets for you to visit!
Find them fabrics
At the Breedstraat (near Neude square) you’ll find a fabric market where you have an endless choice in fabric designs, colours and textures. The prices are relatively cheap so if you’re a little bit inventive you can create nice low-budget clothing, pillow cases or even curtains! Besides fabrics, there are also many accessories to find with which you can decorate your newly created clothes or old items that require some touch to make them new and fashionable again. This market is opened from 8 AM to 1 PM so leave that bed of yours and enjoy your Saturday morning!
Decorate yourself at the Flower Market
Each Saturday Janskerkhof hosts its famous flower market which has been established since the 1830s! Here from 8 AM to 5 PM you can buy all kinds of flowers or little plants-in-a-pot to decorate your student room, apartment or your box beneath the bridge. Surprise your housemates, friends or lover with a nice bouquet of tulips, orchids or whichever flower you like most. Spring is in the air so colour up!
The most elaborate market in Utrecht is located at Vredenburg Square (where you can also find the Starbucks) offering food products ranging from sweets, cheese, vegetables and last but not least, stroopwafels! Here you can do a large part of your weekly grocery shopping with cheaper vegetables than your regular supermarket. Furthermore, here you can also find little gems in the second-hand book- and record section. If you don’t have time on Saturday, don’t worry; you can also visit on Wednesdays and Fridays and some Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM
If you then still can’t get enough of all the markets in the city centre, take a look at the second-hand market at Jacobskerkhof. This teeny tiny market, last time we visited it only hosted two stalls, offers second hand everything ranging from clothing to toys and cooking equipment. Take a look on Saturdays between 8 AM and 1 PM if you’re around, maybe you’ll find that one little gem!