Markets Galore

Fresh farm eggs

Like most continental European countries, every city and town in Holland has a general open-air market that is held at least once a week.

In Utrecht, the Vredenburg market is held on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  My boyfriend goes there on Saturdays to buy fresh eggs.

I visited the market yesterday and noticed that there weren’t many fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, but there were stalls selling Dutch cheese, flowers, fresh fish (which you could get fried in front of you for lunch), nuts and snacks, and clothes.

There are also a number of specialized markets throughout The Netherlands, such as the traditional cheese market in Alkmaar, the bloemenmarkt (flower market) in Amsterdam, and various flea markets, second hand book markets, and cloth markets.

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I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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