Rolling Kitchens

This weekend it’s the “Rollende Keukens” which translates as rolling kitchens, or as my friend calls them “Roach Coaches”. Yeah, she doesn’t work in marketing any more. It’s a food festival with music held every year up at the Westergasfabriek. It was pretty crowded – but gezellig. I went up there on Saturday evening for a walking dinner; Cajun potato, barbecue chicken and fresh lemonade. Followed by icecream for a walk through the park. Very gezellig.

(Sorry about the slightly soft-focus effect, I think I got some grease on the camera lens.)


Winter Market

The regular Sunday Market was on at Westergasfabriek yesterday, with a selection of distinctly winter items. The market was a bit empty, I guess people, both sellers and customers, are still in Christmas holiday mode. I did buy a bird feeder, there are birds visiting my terrace and I thought it would be fun to watch them.

A Food Market in the Neighbourhood

I wandered up to the Westergasfabriek with a couple of friends today to enjoy the Neighbourhood Food Market. Lots of great food to try, including some pretty amazing smelling Paella. It was tough to choose, but in the end we went for some delicious salads with unusual combinations. Followed by great coffee from the Espresso Bus.

The next Neighbourhood Food Market at the Westergasfabriek is on 16 June.

Sunday Market

On the first Sunday of the month there’s a market at Westergasfabriek, which focuses on craft and fashion items. Today it was combined with a ‘Bevrijdingsfestival’, to commemorate that today is Liberation day here in the Netherlands. The list of participants is long, and participants seem to vary from month to month – which means it’s worth going back and visiting again.

Here are some photos from today’s visit.

Sunday Market – Westergasfabriek

I’ve just come back from the Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, it’s a market that’s held on the first Sunday of the month, and the participants are showcasing their homemade crafts and food. Here’s a sample of what’s on offer.

Hammock chairs – perfect for lazing outside reading books. In summer.

Cats for sale – suitable for any sized apartment.

Original Designer furnishings

If the shopping saps your energy there are plenty of foodstalls, including this one selling spicy felafel wraps.

And take home something scrumptious from the American Baking Company; from left to right Turtle slice, Nanaimo bar and Hello Dolly bar. All zero calories – for today only.

I was too busy tasting and chatting, so I forgot to take a photo of the American Baking Company’s stall, but you can see more on their website.

Overall I wasn’t wildly impressed with the craft stalls – a number of them were more Regretsy than Etsy. My only purchases were the above calorie free bars and the spicy hummus from the Lebanese stall.