One of our favourite Saturday morning outings is going to the markets in the Amsterdam Jordaan. It was lovely weather, not too hot, not too cold. Perfect for my new lemon yellow trousers and white sneakers which I bought at LAB Women’s Clothing. When I tried these items on, I had just purchased the white asymmetric summer sweater at Levv. Remember I tried on a black sweater on red skinnies? That was the black version of this white one. It was in this post with the Shopping Saturday girls in Haarlem. That day ended abruptly with the broken finger of Sabine’s son (he is well again) and as the girls went home, I cycled to some other shops. What can I say? I am incorrigible.
Ron could park the car right in front of the market, which is quite rare in Amsterdam and very good for my knee. We started with cappuccino and a famous Dutch treat: apple cake.
Below: This cafe, called Winkel at the beginning of the Noordermarkt (Northern market), sells the best apple cake in Amsterdam. They bake the cakes in their cellar, one after another. Ron fetched some for us. See the smile on his face? That is a very content face. I forgave him for not having whipped cream on top.
Below: They are not stingy with the pieces.
Below: And on to the market. On Saturdays it is a market with farmers products and on Mondays (mornings) they sell fabrics. Wearing Nicolene’s earrings again. They go with a lot of clothes.
Below: It is a busy market with delicious fresh food, jewellery, brocante (vintage), clothes etc.
Below: And cheese of course!! Loads of cheese.
Below: ALERT, I approached the jewellery section.
Below: This friendly lady got chatty with me. Or I with her.
Below: Woops, sweater is riding up. Never mind, the picture is about the necklace I was trying on (too short for what I had in mind) and the bracelet. Smiling and talking to the “hat lady”.
Below: Is there a mirror somewhere? (Of course there is.)
Below: Yep, it is a sale. Both bracelet and necklace. They are 3D printed.
Below: Onwards to the brocante/vintage section. Ron photographed this Burberry trenchcoat. Darned.. I missed that.
Below: Hmm.. no, I am not a hat person. Bought a few hats two years ago, but no, it isn’t me. I am more of a jeans “girl” than a lady. Not like Judith, the Style Crone, who looks so fabulous in all of her many hats.
Below: The colour of the jumpsuit and the Chanel bag caught my eye. I thought I recognized the woman but wasn’t sure. So I compared the earrings (grin) with other photos of her. And yes, this is the famous Dutch artist Ans Markus.
Below: No wonder she caught my eye. She is a very good dresser. Even just visiting a market she looks good.
Below: A bit of Amsterdam flavour.
Below: Ron shot these paintings. Different, quite like them.
Below: Here are the top of some houses in reality.
Below: Now this is the kind of photo that usually never makes it to the blog: hair all over the place, sunglasses competing with necklace, knees and feet in an O-shape. Thought I’d show it to you for a change. 60% of the photos taken don’t make it haha.
Below: This photo is much better. Although I like the necklace, I think this outfit looks better without it. Strange thing to say for a necklace lover, but there you have it.
Below: A bundle of clothes like this is too much for me. I cannot see the different pieces. Even on a rack in a shop I cannot tell what a garment will look like on me, let alone when I pull something from this pile.
Below: This child was so cute, too bad we didn’t get a better picture of his face with the red curls. Animals and children.. very hard to photograph. They move too much and too quickly. And no, he did not think I was the Messiah 😂.
Below: The Vic Matié sneakers. Ron doesn’t like them. Too bad, I love them. Let us say they are an acquired taste.
- The top photo was crudely photoshopped by me. There was a man walking behind me, ruining the picture. I got rid of him but you can see that there is something funny about the photo.
- The knee is really getting better, but I did have to cancel my trip to Spain with my BVA girlfriends. Had it been a month later, I might have been fine. But now I know I would have overdone it, not wanting to be a sissy and with that probably causing a set-back in the healing process. I chose to put the healing of my knee first, but it was a decision made by the head, not the heart.