Another sleepy Sunday was approaching and neither of us had an interest in unpacking the house; it’s been two weeks, we are tired of it. Two hours from Dusseldorf, towards the North Sea, the route was actually quite pleasant; we saw plenty of cows in fields, but also a few windmills and wind turbines along the way; it looked that true, quiet Netherlands.
The Bazaar opened at 830 am and we arrived at 11 am. Parking was 3 euro per day and entrance was something crazy cheap like 2.50 euro per adult.
There was also this fun looking statues along the path that Munchkin enjoyed asking a million questions about. None of these are Turkish, or Dutch but they were interesting and fun to discuss.
We were not sure what to expect but we sure didn’t expect this; we have been to the 400 market in Innisfil, Ontario and this was kind of like that, only much larger and much busier.
The whole Beverwijk Bazaar is a series of warehouse-like buildings; some are joined together by hallways and others are separate buildings beside each other. They pretty much sell everything you can think of, at ridiculously low prices and all negotiable of course.
The fashion stores were not necessarily my style but they were inexpensive. On the other side of the gate was a free section of the bazaar – as in, doesn’t require a cover fee to access (don’t forget to get a stamp so you can get back in), we found the food markets. Rows of different merchants yelling prices and quantity at you; at least, that’s what we assume they were shouting, we don’t speak Dutch or German, or whatever language they were shouting in. Don’t be afraid to continue moving and ignore them, once you make eye contact, they have you.
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