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De Hallen Amsterdam

Kinkerstraat | Tollenstraat | Ten Katemarkt | Bellamyplein

REPORT OF THE FIRST LOCAL GOODS WEEKEND MARKET More than 10.000 visitors at the first market weekend We entered an old tram shed that has been rebuild over the last years. A project that will officially be opened in october 2014. De Hallen look striking, in the middle of Amsterdam West, which we expect will boost the neighbourhood. Last weekend was dedicated to the content of the occasion. Local goods of Amsterdam by locals for locals: the Local Goods Weekend Market. An initiative by Pakhuis de Zwijger, in coöperation with Paperdoll and the platform Made in Amsterdam. What has inspired you to organise such an event? Together we’ve already organised some Indie Brands events at Pakhuis de Zwijger and so we knew that by combining forces we’d be able to create something nice outside of the pakhuis building as well. How important are these occasions for both local Indie Brands as the citizens of Amsterdam? It’s important because we show the entrepreneurial spirit of Amsterdam-based creatives. We curate the market and go in search of interesting and inspiring brands that have a story that’s worth sharing and a product worth selling. The brands get to showcase and sell their work, the general public gets to see, feel, taste and try great products by Amsterdam-based indie brands. We spent our entire Saturday afternoon strolling and passing all the stands. And felt very charmed by what we have come across. The passion, the energy and positivity was felt greatly and very welcoming. Most striking: the quality of presenting their goods such as food, beverages, jewellery, clothing, bikes and much more. Amsterdam, 22nd of April 2014

Frederique Olthuis Jasper Andries Nicolet Brouwn Sarah Greaves

Š 2014

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Local Goods Weekend Market #1  

A visual impression of the first edtion of the Local Goods Weekend Market in De Hallen Amsterdam. More information at

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