Mercado de San Miguel is an indoor market next to Plaza Mayor. I really like Plaza Mayor, it is an amazing and impressive plaza to see, and I love all the little balconies from the apartments with the plaza view. But I don’t really like all the terraces at Plaza Mayor, there are mostly tourists and the restaurants charge tourist prices as well. But just around the corner of Plaza Mayor you find the really nice Mercado de San Miguel. Of course, located in this area, this is not a cheap place as well, but at least its super cool!
Besides its beautiful name you have to go to the SWAN market in Rotterdam because it is such a fun place. It is located at the Museumpark in summer and not a big market at all, just nice and cozy. The entrance for the market is only 1 euro and for that you can enjoy a lot of things. Shop at the stalls for handmade bags, vintage clothes or local made food. Or grab a coffee and carrot cake or beer and hamburger to eat at the picnic tables and enjoy the live music.
If you like vintage clothes, if you like flea markets, if you like spending a perfect day in Amsterdam, go to the IJ-Hallen this weekend!! It’s a huge flea market at the NDSM-werf in Amsterdam. Which is a cool place on its own already, with nice lunch places; PLLEK, Noorderlicht en de IJ-kantine. But once a month when the flea market is held there it’s even more cool. I love to search for great items at this market. They have stalls full of amazing fur coats, vintage summer dresses, old army coats, and before Christmas I found the perfect vintage reindeer sweater in a stall full of vintage wool sweaters.
Borough Market is one of my favorite food markets in London. I love it because besides shopping for your daily groceries, like veggies, bread and cheese, you can get the most amazing lunches and snacks there. There are some nice organic stalls to get lovely veggie curries. And another stand called ‘Free From’ with the best and ‘healthy’ banana bread with chocolate chips.
As I am looking for a new lounge chair to curl up in and have my morning coffee and read the paper (read: Vogue). I decided to go and have a look at the most famous flea market in Paris, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen. My mom always used to drag us (me, my sister and dad) to brocantes around France. She still does, but now I go with her voluntarily. Brocantes/Antique markets are the best places to find the most beautiful pieces of furniture, cutlery and basically everything you can imagine. So while I was in Paris I wanted to check out Les Puces.