I didn't mean to but the shop window was enticing so we went inside and came out again with a new short formal jacket and a soft silky golden blouse. All for very little.
What to buy: Well made clothes (in Turkey) with a good fit and nice details and well priced. The formal jacket (as if tailor made for me!) was 69 euro. The blouse off a rack of sale items was 15 euro.
Lovely fresh produce on a small and pretty square. Beware of the cobblestones though!
I made the photo after the market wrapped up, early Saturday afternoon. The square was just too pretty without all the stalls.
I like it when butchers can tell you where their meat comes from. And it's all regional here.
Beef, pork and chicken all come from producers in the region (Uddel, Wekerom and Nijkerk).
What to buy: You can hire the butcher to slaughter your own livestock!
What to pay: They have their weekly offers on their website: http://www.slagerbeert.nl/
This bakery has existed for 150 years and was lauded in 2009 with two stars.
For Dutch readers, here's a newspaper article from the Stentor (april 2009).
A book has been written about them too!
But for me that's not too important. My eye was simply caught by the old-fashioned shop window that brought back childhood memories. It is 'Sinterklaas' time now and with that time come special sweets. Marzipan figures, pepernoten, boterletters, borstplaat...
What to buy: This bakery has all those lovely marzipan figures that should be in every bakery shop during November until December 6th!
What to pay: A few euros, depending on what you buy, of course.
With as highlight the here and there hidden weddingshops. Little, but with amazing original collections of cloths, gifts and rings.
Of course Harderwijk has also it's standard shops like HEMA, Blokker, Bruna, Albert Heijn, D-Reizen, Steps etc. etc. but still if you look around you will find a strange antiqueshop or little decorationshouse.