TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Several Flea Market Locations in Antwerp
2. Size of Goegekregen Flea Market
3. Date and Location of Goegekregen Flea Market 2017
4. Goegekregen Photo Gallery
• Rommelmarkt langs de Antwerpse Singel
• Goegekregen in ‘t Stadspark
• SNITT. Vintage & Tweedehands Kledingmarkt at StAck
Several Flea Markets in Antwerp
Since 2009, Goegekregen organises several flea markets in different locations all around Antwerp each month. The initiative first started with some residents collaborating to arrange the jumbo sale. It allowed individuals to have an opportunity for selling or exchanging their items. Later, Goegekregen evolved as a non-profit organisation after some internal shuffling.
Not merely relying on a function to sell. Subsequently, Goegekregen wants to do more with a vision to build a bustling city for all. A place where the locals and visitors gather periodically to experience the vibrant atmosphere in selling their items. Thus, one of their slogans is to give the clothes a second life. It is also possible to donate your unused clothing for a good cause.
Cooperation with private initiatives for purely commercialised purposes is not possible within their local resources. Since then, Rommelmarkt Goegekregen has combined efforts with several neighbourhood associations and other organisations from Antwerp to achieve their mission.
Size of Goegekregen Flea Market
The scale of the flea market is dependent on the location and the number of participating sellers. With full occupancy, the number of booths can go as high as 200 at locations such as Park Spoor Nord and Theaterplein. Not surprising. With a mere 5 to 8 euro per metre, it is not costly to have a stand. Anyone can start trading second-hand items too.
Goegekregen operates between 1 to 5 flea markets every month. The most number of stalls are organised during the sizzling summer. On the contrary, January and February have the lowest record from 0 to 1. Undoubtedly, during winter, not many people want to come out from their cosy shelter. Hence, less crowd and motivation for the stall holders.
Goegekregen has won recognition and success from its supporters over the years as evidenced by more than 19,000 likes on their Facebook Page. Hence, the best way to discover their next location is to like or follow their Facebook Page.
Date and Location of Rommelmarkt Goegekregen 2017
Below is a list of Goegekregen events and dates. It is always advisable to visit the flea market as early as possible so that you can find the best value-for-money items there. If you arrive too late, good things always go first.
|24 Sep (Sun)||Rommelmarkt langs de Antwerpse Singel||Desguinlei and Kielsevest Carpark, 2018 Antwerpen||9 am to 6 pm|
|1 Nov (Wed)||Rommelmarkt op het Theaterplein||Antwerpen Theatreplein
|9 am to 6 pm|
Goegekregen Photo Gallery
» Rommelmarkt langs de Antwerpse Singel
The flea market at Rommelmarkt langs de Antwerpse Singel is at the open space car park of Desguinlei and Kielsevest street. Prices for clothes and bags usually start from 5 euro based on a few encounters that we asked. Bargaining may still be possible but not too far-fetched from the quoted price. I had bought a pair of shorts reducing it from 5 to 4 euro.
» Goegekregen in ‘t Stadspark
The starting point of Geogekregen in ‘t Stadspark is near to the street of Van Eycklei where the statue stands. Usually, there will be more than one point of the flea market in the Stadspark. You have to walk parallel to Van Eycklei street further down to discover more vendors.
Depending on the number of vendors taking part, sometimes there might be a break in between the path where you might not see much second-hand on display. Continue walking. You will then see more spots with flea markets. During the warmer summer, the whole stretch of the pathway will run continuously with a lot of vendors and people. Another plus point is the mobile toilets available.
» SNITT. Vintage & Tweedehands Kledingmarkt at StAck
The second-hand market SNITT. Vintage & Tweedehands Kledingmarkt at StAck is on the street of Rijnkaai 150 and in front of Waagnatie Expo & Events. This flea market sells only clothing. A prominent eagle statue anchors along the spacious walkway of the flea market. Bars, food and plenty of seats are available too.
Located near to the Scheldt river, there are more things to do other than the vintage flea market. Take a walk admiring the serenity of the river or visit the nearest museum – Red Line Star Museum or MAS Museum. All museums in Antwerp are free entrance to the public on the last Sunday of every month.