How to enjoy a Sunday afternoon
Dutch people love markets and they know how to make the best of them. There are several markets around the city all year round, but there’s a particular one I like the most: the Pure Markt. This is a travelling Sunday market, held in different locations throughout Amsterdam and other cities, although I always go to the same place: Frankendael Park — because it’s my favourite park and it is also close to my home. I would say that it feels more like a fair than a market: people from the surrounding neighbourhoods gather here to shop, eat, drink, talk and dance. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, surrounded by so much joy and good food, especially when the weather is nice!
The market is “biological”, all the food is organic and comes from small local producers. It’s the best place to meet the people who grow and package your favourite food, to ask questions, receive advice and test some new produce. There are stalls that sell everything from vegetables, juice, jam, chocolate, oil, honey, and home-made food to clothes, soap, cosmetics and many more.
If you want to visit the market in Frankendael, keep in mind that it is held there on the last Sunday of every month, from March up to December, so there are plenty of opportunities to explore it.