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    Vogeltjesmarkt - non-animal section: Vogeltjesmarkt

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 13, 2012
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    The Vogeltjesmarkt (or birds market) is the common name for the big sunday morning market that stretches from the Oude Vaartplaats, the Theaterplein, the Arsenaalplein, the Graanmarkt, the Blauwtorenplein and the Tabakvest.

    Expect something of everything. There are dealers present every week, but also free traders in the side streets at times (all dependent on the weather and the time of the year).

    Time: Sunday: 8AM - 1PM

    What to buy: Whatever you are looking for.

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    Lambrechts Guy-David!: Manchetknopen!

    by belgianchocolate Updated Mar 12, 2005

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    The 'Mechelsesteenweg' was long time ago
    the street with more exclusive shops.
    These days you can still find some special
    shops here. But this road is long , there is
    a lot of traffic...


    But if you go to see the 'national bank' or
    the old 'justiepaleis' (palace of justice)
    you might want to take a quick look at this
    shop. He sells antiques and a Belgian
    wine from the provincie Antwerpen.
    (who cares , it is probably chateau migraine
    and sold to a way too high price AND there has
    been some fraud with it in the past.)


    But the nice thing is he has got a collection of
    cufflinks. (you know , those buttons to keep
    the sleeves from old fashioned skirts together.)
    The nice thing is he got them from famous people
    and has them on displays with the scene
    from the movie or with a picture of that person
    wearing that design of button.

    For collectors and a nice have-to-got-thing.

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    Hofmans Jos.: some weird stuff here....

    by belgianchocolate Updated Dec 18, 2004

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    curiosa

    Not a nice shop in a sence that it is more a
    warehouse...but it will sure catch your attention.

    Have a look inside and watch your eyes out :
    large wooden balls , life size statues of
    saints , skeletons , pieces of an old merry go
    round

    Opening hours : the card I got says around
    13-18 hours (also on sunday)

    What to buy: Most pieces in this shop are quit large ,
    not exactly the things you can take with you
    at the end of a vacation or citytrip.
    But I would for sure have a look around.

    What to pay: Pay cash.

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    Antiques: Kloosterstraat - .....

    by belgianchocolate Updated Dec 18, 2004

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    Peter Lewis


    KLOOSTERSTRAAT is probably Antwerp
    most popular street on a lazy sunday afternoon.

    The whole street has a range of Antiques
    and curiosa shops. People come here to
    saunter around , walk in and out of the
    shops...

    I'll take a closer look at some of them in my
    other tips.

    In the picture I added the eye catcher
    of the street. It is the very chic shop
    'Peter Lewis' -
    an antique dealer and restorer.
    Adres : kloosterstraat 81
    Tel : 03 4576833

    What to pay: The whole street has a range of shops
    from expensive to affordable..

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    Antiques: Shops on Kloosterstraat and nearby

    by Norali Updated Apr 2, 2004

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    Where else than here facades are like this?

    Until recently, I didn't find the need to advertize about antique places in Antwerp.

    Thing is, some close friends were involved in antiques shopping while spending summer holidays in Belgium.

    They asked me to lead them to Antwerp, for the antiques. Why Antwerp specifically? "Because", my friends replied, "Antwerp is a passage of the stolen antiques items from the UK (!)"... So, since they were into filling their newly built English-style cottage in Madagascar, they really wanted to go to Antwerp, expecting the prices to be lower there than anywhere else in Belgium, or was it the choice to be more varied ? Whatever... It was a French antiques magazine who gave them the hint.. so I tend to believe this would be helpful and accurate. Not because it is French, it's because it's an insider tip. :)

    Kloosterstraat and surrounding are the places for that....

    What to buy: No pain, no gain... Go strolling there, bargain, observe.. soak up the ambience. And if shopping is not your forte, you can always head to pubs to chilling out (or warm up).

    What to pay: depends on what to buy :))

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    The Sjacherbeurs: At the Vogeltjesmarkt too

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 19, 2012
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    The Sjacherbeurs Antwerp is an indoor fleamarket with partly fixded dealers and locals selling household items and antiques.

    Entrance fee: 1.50 Euro

    Business ours:
    Sa: 10AM -4PM
    Su: 9AM - 4PM

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    The Flea market: Old things and antiques

    by benidormone Written Apr 1, 2004

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    Flea market

    Every Suday afternoon you can visit the flea market. They sell real rubbish and real antiques. So you have much choice what to buy.

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