As some of you might know by now: I love me some vintage! (Just a fancy word for second hand, I know) I love buying small furniture to refurbish. But I also like to go on a quest for bags and jackets. Even during my trips I just keep on looking for vintage gems. (I dream of running into an affordable vintage Hermés Kelly bag someday, without having to sell one of my kidneys) Once every month there’s a huge (biggest in Europe) flea market in the north of good ‘old Amsterdam, the IJhallen. You can literally find everything on this market and the way to go about is to spot the trendy fashionista’s behind the stalls, they sell the good stuff. The old shipping yard where the flea market is located was the perfect scene for a spontaneous outfit shoot. Check.it.out!

‘Make art not €’. Love these retro chairs and old suitcases.

Some tips for visiting the IJhallen:

– goes without saying but go early (it starts at 9 in the morning) to get your hands on the good stuff.

– dress accordingly bring a sweater, even in spring it’s really chilly the old warehouses.

– bring sufficient small change.

– don’t forget to bring some extra bags.

– you can’t really find anything healthy or organic to eat so bring your own,  just saying..

– the entrance fee is 5€ for adults and 2€ for the little ones up to 11 years.

– free parking is possible at Papaverweg 50. It’s only a short walk to market. Or pay 1,30€ an hour if you want to park just outside (even on Sundays). Another option: take a ferry at the back of Amsterdam central station that will take you directly to the market area.

Trending: old collage maps as decoration.

Didn’t buy anything but I did spot some graffiti and that called for a spontaneous (outfit) shoot! #OOTD Outfit of the day:

Robe trenchcoat, no name, Coca Cola sweater, Pull&Bear, slashed jeans, H&M, boots Anana boots, bag, Chanel jumbo flapbag.


The next edition of the IJhallen flea market is on april 11 and 12, see you there?



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