Vintage Bargain Hunting At Israel Plads Flea Market Copenhagen
Picking up a few bits of vintage here and there can make memories of trip stay with you forever (or as along as those cowboy boots you picked up in CPH are in fashion at any rate!). There are few better places to be hunting down bargain vintage swag than Israel Plads Flea Market in Copenhagen.
While, at a glance, the Israel Plads Flea Market might look like your average car boot sale you’ll soon appreciate the display of quality and taste exhibited by individuals and professional dealers. You can pick up all sorts here from antique furniture, rare records and plenty of oddities to remind you of your trip – and if you’re a lover of vintage jewellery there is an especially good selection available.
This isn’t to say that it’s all artisan measuring jugs and antique porcelain cats – there’s still the odd bit of junk there to remind you that, yes, everything here has probably spent the last 20 years in someone’s attic! Still, with a few friends to join in browsing through the good and the bad (and it is mostly good) you’ll find yourself lost in a world of old school elegance for a day.
Mix With The Locals And Find The Real Copenhagen
The market is a hot spot for trendy locals looking for something a bit different to decorate their homes with – and even if you’re not looking for something to hang over the mantle-piece, it’s good fun to mix with the locals who are. This isn’t a well worn tourist spot; this is where you’ll meet real people finding a bit of fun in rummaging through others’ unwanted treasures! Nearby, for those feeling a little peckish, is the Torvehallerne which is a recently opened covered market selling all sorts of lovely food including fresh bread and farm products. Apart from being a excellent place to hide out if the heavens open there’s a couple of place you can get a coffee, cake or a few Danish nibbles as well – making it an excellent site to hang out and people watch between browsing vintage market stalls.
Where Is Israel Plads Flea Market?
The vintage bargains can be found on Israel Plads near the Nørreport S-Train Station at Halmtorvet. The best advice for getting there is to stroll down the Strogge and past Tivoli! Israel Plads Flea Market is only a 10 to 20 minute walk from Generator Copenhagen and you can always pop into a bar or two on the way home to compare your bargain hunting trophies and toast a good day’s rummage!