Wednesday, 6 July 2011

markets, clogs, etching presses and dressing up: the Historical Market in Veere has now begun.

The Historical Market in Veere has now begun (every Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00 in July and August). Yesterday was the first one and I've got a new outfit. This is the Middelburgs Ambacht costume traditionally worn by girls and some women on the island of Walcheren in Zeeland, Netherlands. Below is a gentleman wearing the traditional costume for the area.  

We took the etching press like last year, and demonstrated how etchings are printed. A process that hasn't really changed since Rembrandt's day.  

The next market in on Tuesday 12th July...come and say hello! There's lots to see: basket making, local cheese, local beer, handmade soap, sculpture, painting, homemade jams and chutneys, jewellery, wafel making...and much much more...


  1. love that costume; it is so girly !
    Wish I could visit you on a market in Zeeland, but at the moment it is too far away ...

  2. ah, thank you kraplap... I have to admit I'm in love with the Zeeuws Klederdracht. The little girls look especially cute ;-)