Local Heart, Global Soul

March 8, 2011

Walking through an Antique Past…

In continuance of yesterday’s post where my walk took me around the stalls of  last Summer’s Lange Voorhout Book and Antiques Market in The Hague: this is the wrap-up photo tour where I complete my walk and you get a peek at what other goodies were on offer…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. Hi there, I am a Dutch woman living in Brisbane, Australia. I discovered your blog a while ago and love your photos, they are so Dutch! 😉
    Best wishes, Linda

    Comment by Linda Robertus — March 8, 2011 @ 2:16 am | Reply

    • Hi Linda, Welcome to my Blog!
      It’s my intention to “be a Dutch Guide” to anyone coming along for a real visit, a virtual one, settling here and to hopefully show “how we live” since everyone in the world does things the same in life, but differently 🙂 I also love learning about other places and recording things for the future, because like it or not, things around us are always changing.
      (Don’t I WISH now that I’d made a photo tour of many of the historic buildings in my home city, Christchurch New Zealand? .. but who’d have thought an earthquake would strike *there*? … no one did).
      I hope that I can bring you reminders of that ‘other’ part of you that you will always call “home”. Thanks for joining in the fun here… I’m delighted that you love the photos, Thanks so much for the compliment!

      Comment by kiwidutch — March 8, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply

  2. I love flea markets – its like a totally different universe 🙂

    Comment by SkP — March 9, 2011 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

  3. Very nice place to seek findings.

    When abroad, we have visited only in Paris in its flea markets.

    You are doing great work when presenting Holland by photos and Your nice texts!!!

    You have a very wonderful blog!

    Comment by sartenada — March 11, 2011 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the lovely compliment Sartenada! (sorry not to reply earlier, my foot has been giving me some pain as physiotherapy exercises have been increased, so I’ve been on the computer less and gotten behind with replies to comments) … but “no pain no gain” so it’s just something to accept and work around.
      I LOVE flea markets and the further away from tourist areas the better, because then you find genuine locals selling stuff and not just professional dealers.
      That said I do confess that I’d spend an entire day at the Paris flea markets in a heartbeat LOL

      Comment by kiwidutch — March 16, 2011 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

  4. Would it be okay if I used one of your beautiful photos for my article about the Antique and Book Market? Of course I’d credit you as well.


    Comment by Sharyn van Ees-Cooper — May 17, 2011 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

    • Sharyn, If the credit is a link that leads back to my blog that would be fine! Thanks for the interest 🙂

      Comment by kiwidutch — May 17, 2011 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  5. Staat er nu op – kijk wat je er van vindt:

    Comment by Sharyn van Ees-Cooper — May 17, 2011 @ 1:36 pm | Reply

  6. […] Everyone appreciates some recognition, not matter how small, so it was a very pleasant surprise to be contacted by the  people who run The Hague website: http://www.denhaag.nl/en.htm to ask if they could please use one of my photographs from the blog post I made:  https://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/new-285/#comment-2726. […]

    Pingback by My First Ever “published” Photo! (Ok, Ok …. “only” published Photo LOL) « Local Heart, Global Soul — June 26, 2011 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  7. […] Book & Antique Market – Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

    Pingback by Restaurants to try! And other things to do. | Irene en route. — July 9, 2011 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  8. I used to live in Rotterdam about 4years ago, and loved biking to the markets. Do you live in Holland?

    Comment by suzanne — November 10, 2011 @ 12:46 am | Reply

    • Hi Suzanne, Welcome to my blog!
      I was born in New Zealand but am also Dutch… I live in Den Haag (The Hague).

      Comment by kiwidutch — November 11, 2011 @ 6:07 pm | Reply

  9. Thankfully some bloggers can still write. Thanks for this piece of writing!!!

    Comment by nulled scripts — November 14, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  10. Great post! I’ve visited this book and Antique market and there is this painter there, I think his name is ‘Cornelis’ and he sells his own handpainted miniature paintings for €5 euro a piece! He actually paints them on the spot; Dutch landscapes with windmills & cows. Really good souvenir to bring and give to your friends!

    Comment by Fitness4fitness — May 31, 2013 @ 10:43 am | Reply

    • Fitness,
      We have seen this painter, or at least one who had ready-made miniatures there in the summers. I’m not certain if it’s Cornelis though or not.

      Comment by kiwidutch — June 3, 2013 @ 8:26 am | Reply

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