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The Saturday Market in Delft

Flowers at the Saturday Market in Delft

I love to walk around street markets! When I visited Delft for the first time, I was lucky to be in town on a Saturday, when two markets take place in the city center: The Saturday Market, and The Antiques, Bria-à-Brac & Book Market. Delft gets very busy and vibrant with the fairs, and visiting them is a popular Saturday activity.

The selection of products is varied, there are several stalls offering cheeses, bread, stroopwafels, fruits, flowers, clothing and accessories, and also some snacks. The ones selling local products and food are my favorites, they say a lot about the city’s culture. It’s pleasant to walk around and taste the local flavors, aka, all the cheese samples. Dutch cheese is too delicious!

The Saturday Market in Delft

Colorful tents filled with fruits and vegetables

Bread at the Saturday Market in Delft

Nhami baked goods

The Saturday Market in Delft

Locals buying cheese

Dutch cheeses at the Saturday Market in Delft

Free samples of cheese. Yes, please!

I went to the market in the early morning, thinking about food (breakfast feelings), and it didn’t take me too long to treat myself with a delicious stroopwafel covered in chocolate. The streets and the market were quite empty the first time I went there, but in the afternoon it got packed with locals, students, and tourists. Many people walking around, eating or shopping.

Stroopwafels at the Saturday Market in Delft

Stroopwafels S2

The SaturdayMarket in Delft

The Saturday Market in the early morning, when it was still empty

Tulips at the Saturday Market in Delft

Tulips, because you are in the Netherlands after all

If you visit Delft during the weekend, you’ll probably run into the Saturday Market. The location is close to the most important sightseeing of the city, such as the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the Oude Kerk (Old Church), De Candelaer (a famous delftware atelier), and also many restaurants and cool bars.


Practical information

When? It happens on Thursdays and Saturdays. This article is about the market that happens on Saturday only. I read online that the market on Thursday is bigger.

Where? Brabantse Turfmarkt and Burgwal, Delft – Netherlands.


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