But since then I got the same reaction from everyone else I told about this market. So I wasn't the only one in oblivian.
IJhallen is a huge flea market / car booth market in Amsterdam. In summer it's in open air (700 booths) and in winter indoors (500 booths).
This photo is of about a fifth of the market, to get an impression:
From the Amsterdam Centraal station you take a free ferry to NDSM (about 10 minutes) and you walk to the IJhallen in a few more minutes.
Entrance is €4 for adults, €1.5 for children.
What's also nice: it is every first sunday of the month from 9.00 till 16.30, so after visiting IJhallen you can go to the free Sunday Market (12.00-18.00).
On the Sunday Market artists, designers and independent companies sell their products (fashion, organic food, handmade items). So you can make a real day of it!
Here's what I got.
All together for under a tenner (including poffertjes, which I ate =^x^= ).
cat eye shoelaces (never grow up ;) )
love the colours of this checkered skirt
the bag reminded me of the circus,
and matches my Jisk plantpots
always love celtic knits
this old lamp base will be a hat stand when I'm finished with it!