If you are planning a trip to Europe in 2023, we have a few ideas for new things to do, apart from visiting monuments, touring museums, and savoring the local food. For instance, how about dropping by at one (or several) of the best flea markets in Europe? France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain are among the most antiques-aware and flea market-friendly locations in the world.
One of the great things about antique shopping in Europe is that its railway network is one of the most modern and best-connected in the world. You can thus for instance land in London to shop at the Portobello Road flea market or at the Brick Lane flea market (on day 1), grab the Eurostar to Paris, and visit Les Puces de Clignancourt and the Vanves flea market (on day 2), and then take the TGV to Lille or Brussels (on day 3) and then reach Amsterdam (on day 4).
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If you would like to explore Europe’s capitals in-depth, then stay for a long weekend and get inspired by one of our 3-day antique shopping itineraries. But enough of the logistics – let’s have a look at the best flea markets in Europe to visit in 2023.
Best Flea Markets Europe in 2023
- The Grande Braderie de Lille: The Largest Flea Market in Europe – Lille, France
- Munich’s giant flea market – Munich, Germany
- Vrijmarkt Amsterdam flea market – Amsterdam, Netherlands
- The Antiques Market in Arezzo – Arezzo, Italy
- Portobello Road Flea Market – London, United Kingdom
- Broc’ Antik Market Belgium (formerly Waterloo Flea Market) – Les Bons Villers, Belgium
- Paris’ Flea Markets – Paris, France
- Cormano Flea Market – Cormano, Italy
- Place du Jeu de Balle Flea Market – Brussels, Belgium
- El Rastro Flea Market – Madrid, Spain
- Lake Maggiore flea market – Borgo D’Ale, Italy (Piedmont)
- Ciney Expo flea market – Ciney, Belgium
- Isle-sur-la-Sorgue antique fair & flea market – Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
- Flohmarkt am Mauerpark – Berlin, Germany
- Ecseri Bolhapiac – Budapest, Hungary
The list above is in random order, as every flea market has its own, distinct character and choice of merchandise. Some of the flea markets we picked for 2023 are mega flea markets, held only once or twice a year. Others are weekly flea markets. We also could not help but include a few markets off the beaten track, in rural areas in the south of France and Italy. What better way to explore Europe than by visiting its flea markets!
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