- Posted January 9, 2012 by
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
Amsterdam flea market
People from Amsterdam, and way beyond that, flock to take the short ferry ride and be part of this almost monthly phenomenon.
All things imaginable is sold and bought and old clothes and furniture find new excited owners.
”This relaxed way of decorating yourself and your home, strikes me as typical for the people of Amsterdam,” says Dorte Rasmussen. “This is one of the places where you can still get really lucky, and you’ll always find what you are looking for, even though you weren’t looking for it in the first place.”
You will ask yourself who would be interested in buying a headless doll or a bunny who’s been around so long his ears got chewed off. But next to all this junk there is a lot of marvelous stuff to purchase. Hats, stamps, granny skirts, grandfather’s old records, enormous glasses, vintage vases, tacky shiny porcelain, it’s all there. Because it’s mainly random people selling stuff they found in their houses, nothing is overpriced. Great vintage stuff for great vintage prices.
”It’s my first time as a stall holder and I might do it again,” says Doris Boerman 23, graphic design student. ”I’m making more money than I thought but most of all I’m having fun.”