The Lapjesmarkt (Fabric Market) takes place every Monday at Westerstraat in Amsterdam. So on this wet Monday morning, I decided to brave the rain and take a long walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station.
It says online that the market starts at 9am. I was there at 11am and it was rather crowded.
There were many stalls selling clothes and stuff I wasn’t interested in. As for fabrics, the selection was not to my liking, except for one stall.
There were many choices for upholstery, and it will be good if you know what you are looking to make, otherwise if you are a novice like me, browsing can get quite difficult with the crowd.
Stumbled on a stall that pre-sort the cotton fabrics by colours which is perfect for quilting. But in terms of individual fabric designs, they are pretty average. I much prefer those sold in Japan.
Leather is available too.
Here’s a stall that caught my attention. I stood there admiring the fabrics which I thought would be perfect for homes that need just a pop of colour.
140cm wide and 20€ per metre.
So I’ve come to the end of the market. And if you ask me for my honest opinion, Lapjesmarkt is one of those markets you can give it a miss if you are pressed for time.
You can definitely find many more fabric stores at Albert Cuypmarkt with better selection and prices. More of that in my next post.