May 01, 2012

L I F E / Koninginnedag - Queensday

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Queensday is my absolute favorite holiday. On April 30 we celebrate the birthday of our Queen with open air parties and fleamarkets. On that day of the year no licence is required to sell; the result is that thousands of people go out on the streets to display their junk on a blanket and make a buck, little girls sell cupcakes and bands are playing on every corner. The streets of Amsterdam become absolutely crammed with people dressed in orange, if you didn't know better you'd think we just won a big football match. For me, it's the biggest treasure hunt of the year, I've found the best stuff on Koninginnedag, like my 90's platform boots and a 1980s Chanel watch a couple of years ago.

This year I only bought two items. It doesn't mean I wasn't successfull. Less is more. I decided to be more selective in what I brought back to my closet and only buy absolute gems; things that fit me, that are not broken, or that need too much tweeking. I got this white leather bag for €1,50 and the 90s highwaisted Fendi jeans for €1!

53 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow geweldige aankopen!! Ik heb niks gevonden.. Maar wel een leuke dag gehad ;)

Xx

Joy. | justlikesushi.com said...

Great buys! That's how we do it! Often I'm not into the hectic party mood on Queensday, so for me the flea markets are also great treasure hunt! Too bad I couldn't find anything this year...

mardijane said...

Great finds! I absolutely love markets, I am having withdrawal symptoms I think, I haven't been to one for so long!

xx Becoming Urban

Wandering Minds said...

Sounds like an amazing event! I wish I could just set a table in the street and sell all my unwanted treasures.

Elisa Eymery

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Edye and Martyn said...

leather bag!!
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Paperstars said...

wow, love the bag!

Anonymous said...

cellebrate?

J. said...

wow i really like the bag :)

fashion suicides said...

Fendi jeans for €1 ?! Are you kidding me ?! And that bag for €1,50 ?! Does the jeans at least fit :p? I heard it was craaaaazy on Queens day haha !

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moiminnie said...

i wish i was in amsterdam that day. love the buys!
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xo

Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

I would LOVE to be in Amsterdam for such an event! Your finds are gorgeous, the bag is so pretty :)

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Teemu Bling said...

I so neeed to come to The Netherlands some year when there is the Queensday!! Fendi jeans and vintage for 1 euro? The Queen is a very smart woman! ;)

Love your blog, I just resently found it and now I have read almost every post you have wrote :) Thank you for inspiring me with your blog and your style!

Mary said...

Oh this sounds like the most incredible holiday. I definitely want to experience it all myself one day :)

Blosh Time said...

Awesome bag!

Michele said...

Nice! Ik heb een leren clutch gevonden voor 1 euro, ook erg blij mee! Ben benieuwd hoe die broek staat:D

Roshelle said...

Super spulletjes! Ik had een prachtige tas op het oog, die was maar een paar euro, was die ineens al verkocht, balen! Ik heb wel een kookboek gescoord voor 50 cent!

Nyrha said...

Very nice! I love that bag

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Erin Z said...

Such great buys! They look like they are in a pretty good condition!
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Lydia Rose said...

You lucky thing! The bag looks amazing xx
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Yth said...

Wauw, dat tasje is echt geweldig. En dat voor die prijzen! Waar ga jij meestal heen dan?

Lolita in the Mix said...

Fantastiche koopjes! Helaas vind ik in t zuiden niet zulke schatten als in adam, eerder echte rommel... of te duur geprijsd ;-)

xoxo

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Elli said...

The bag is so cute :D

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zuzusblog said...

i love this bag!!

Zuzu

Karina De Jesus said...

Score!!!

Sharon said...

Great buys!



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TeuntjeVDW said...

Great finds! xx.

O D Y S S E Y said...

nice finds!
i could go crazy at that open market - but like you, i wouldn't. :) less is truly more.

RAYNE said...

That sounds incredible! I wish we had something like that in the US.

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Fashiable said...

Wauw heel leuk tasje! Ik heb koninginnedag niet eens kunnen vieren vanwege mijn eindexamens..

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Ayla said...

Dat tasje is geweldig en ik ben benieuwd hoe die broek staat :)

jenaly enns said...

wow. amazing finds!!!

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Isa said...

1€ for a fendi jeans?? omg, soo cool :)

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xo, isa <3

COMPOSITION TWO said...

the bag was a good choice!

Benjamin said...

i wish i could be more like you. everytime when i see a.. "good" looking thing which is cheap (!!!) i think "OH MY GOD ITS SO BEAUTIFUL I TOTALLY NEED IT!!!"

but you're inspire me. i will try to stop that ridiculous shopping-addiction and start buying just things i really need. (like you said) "absolut gems".

kuti said...

waow.. i love the bag,, its coooool!!

Buzz said...

Love it so much!

Kiss,
Laura

LeNerd said...

Omg! I died over that bag

Nathan Moy said...

love that shape and structure of the bag, it's minimalistic and chic! but i think im just loving top handle bags recently for some reason haha

xx nathan.niche

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Alice said...

great finds! I just purchased a similar purse in navy blue

Alice said...

LOVE that bag!

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Jaeger said...

thats a perfect bag


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xx

eliza said...

Mmm, such good buys! I love that bag, it's the perfect shape.

x

fashionisaparty.com said...

ik ben best een goede zoeker, maar zeker niet zo goed als jij!

tutta said...

Wow fantastic finds! We need a holiday like this in finland also :D

Modegier said...

the bag is beautiful

Anka said...

Nice! Love Queensday, especially this years weather!

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ggshoe said...

Smart! Great choices ;)

Helene said...

I looove koninginnedag! I went there a few years ago and did so many good deals! Such a great atmosphere! :-)

xxHelene//Feelingfabulous

AVY said...

Totally loving the bag.

/ Avy
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Alice said...

I definitely going to this! I've never been and I love flea markets!

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Z. said...

Fantastic bag! You had luck!

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FASHION ICE said...

one fab bag! its so cute!