Market Weekend in Utrecht

This weekend’s outings seemed to focus on visiting different markets taking place in town. Yesterday was a trip to Neude for Le Bazaar, a vintage/handmade market in conjunction with Le Guess Who music festival also taking place this weekend.

Today, since the weather was nice for a change and the sun was actually shining, we headed over to Twijnstraat for the semi-monthly Streekmarkt, a street market with a variety of foods, wines, oils, teas, and other food and non-food items. There was a surprisingly nice white wine actually made here in the Netherlands, down in the Brabant region, and I tried a fruity vinaigrette that would be nice on summer salads. The array of macarons and chocolate letters at Josephine’s were as tempting as the rainbow of dried fruits at another stall.

As we walked back home along the Oudegracht, we decided to stop at one of the cafés at the Donker Gaard for our first gluhwein of the season. Since the temperature wasn’t too cold out, we enjoyed a table outdoors with a view of the Oudegracht, with the warm spiced wine to keep the chill off. It was a nice, relaxed way to spend a beautiful Sunday in Utrecht. Hopefully the weather will be as cooperative in a couple of weeks when the Twijnstraat Kerstmarkt (Christmas Market) takes place 15 December.

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      • We are actually hope to be moving to a new and slightly larger apartment just east of the Nieuwegracht this year as we’ll be there for 10-11 weeks instead of 5, and we will need a larger place. My husband’s course at the Uithof is being expanded from one to two classes. I will miss being steps away from both Twijnstraat and the Ledig Erf but we’ll still be very close. We should be arriving in Utrecht sometime around April 18 or so. Hope to meet up with you this year on the Domplein or elsewhere!

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