Summer is coming and that is the high season for ‘loppemarked’. In most cities in Europe traditional second hand markets has been created. Some of these markets has chosen a special day for their market. In Denmark many markets are on Saturday and Sundays.
Cheap bikes, children’s toy and dishes
When I was on a market I found a good bike, which was almost new, but much cheaper than the expensive ones in the bike shop. Loppemarked is also a place to buy children’s toys, because as they grow fast, they want new toys, but that can be expensive too. I was also able to find some very beautiful and expensive dishes at a very low prices on the market.
Experience Danish culture on a loppemarked
People go to loppemarked because they can find something they can’t find in the normal shops and because they can save money, but it is also a good place to experience the Danish culture and meet Danish people.
The prices are not fixed, so it is possible to bargain a good price, even though it can difficult to do when you don’t know the Danish language, but you should try it!
Do you want to be a seller?
Loppemarked is held under the laws of the municipality. Any person who wishes to sell their second-hand objects must ask for permission to set up a loppemarked or to participate in an existing market.
You can find a loppemarked near you at http://markedskalenderen.dk/
or on this Facebook-page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loppemarkeder-i-Danmark/511986942266078?fref=ts
(Both sites are in Danish)