At least once a week I like to go down town Amsterdam. So I did last Saturday, the day of the Gay Parade with boats in the canals.
I love the city, having a cup of coffee on a terrace (not in a coffee shop!) and just wandering around. Most of the times it means I go to the 'Albert Cuyp' too. It is the most famous street market in Amsterdam in a very trendy neighbourhood. Many tourists know to find it!
Most tourist do not know, that there are a lot of very special shops behind the stands of the market. Some shops have the same interior for many, many years but you can buy a lot of special products.
There are a few quilt shops in Amsterdam, but when I want to buy fabrics, thread or anything else for quilting, I always go first to the shops behind the stands. Next to the Albert Cuyp is the shop where I bought my sewing machine.
In this post, I will show you some stands on the Albert Cuyp, but I will show you some special shops behind the stands in future posts.
|Of course flowers ........|
|And herring and pickles ......|
|Wooden shoes in all colors for the tourists to take home!|
|One of my favourit fabric shops.|
|And more flowers ......|
|Enjoy a drink or a meal.|
|Very cheap big pieces of good quality cotton on sale. Excellent for samplers, place mats or table runners!|
|Fabrics on stands ........|
|...and even more in the shops!|
|Trendy furniture for your terrace or garden.|
|Beautiful fabricsin a shop with more expensive fabrics.|
|The 'Bazar' a trendy oriental restaurant in an old Church.|
|All kinds of sugars........|
|Insence and essential oil. No pictures said the lady!|
|On my way home I saw a lot of boats waiting to join the Gay Parade.|
|The soccer boat on the Gay Parade|
|Bad timing to go down town! I had to walk with my bike! Many, many people!|
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