Groningen is almost itself again, and among the many seedlings of recovery that are pushing through the cracks in the sidewalks and bike lanes is the beloved Suikermarkt. It’ll open at 11am on Sunday, September 25, the Groninger Internet Courant reports.
The stuff for sale frequently ranges from great to ghastly, often at the same time. Some sell nothing but cheap Chinese-made stuff; others might have old LPs or very retro shoes; still others deal in inexpensive near-junk. The real bargain hunters line up early in the morning to get first crack, as everything comes off the vans. There are also home-made food stalls; so if you come early, you can have a late breakfast or early lunch for not too much moola.
Because the Suikermarkt is not much smaller than it used to be, your odds of finding a perfect gem amid the bric-a-brac are pretty high. Besides, you are there to be out in the city, in a place that is a little weird, among other Groningers who are possibly also a little weird, and maybe go home with a strange old dial phone or a pair of groovy wooden klompen.
The market will be held at its customary EM2 venue on 6 Suikerlaan. Entry is 3.5 euros for adults while children can enter for free.
For more information, please visit the Suikermarket’s website.