When I think of markets in Rijswijk, 2 places pop into my head – the general wares market held every Thursday in the Bogaardplein and a little spice shop, stocked to the nines which could very well be in any market.
Every Thursday, about Lunchtime, vendors take up residence in the Bogaardplein – a square in the fairly large In de Bogaard shopping centre in Rijswijk.
On any given day, you’ll find cheese, fruit and veg., nuts, clothes and some specialty produce or wares. Twice I’ve been lately and have spotted ‘Zebra Eggplant’, grown for the first year (and successfully too) in the Netherlands – according to the guy who I asked.
There was also a nice Greek guy with loads of marinated olives, Herb-rolled blocks of Feta, Tomato sauced beans and other Greek delights. I looked, didn’t buy.
I also managed to sneak a photo of a large round of Parmesan – which I suspect was straight out of Italia
And while I wouldn’t recommend a trip to Rijswijk solely for this market, it makes a nice addition if you decide to look around the mall and other shops here. You could pop into ‘The spice mix’ which is definitely worth the stop. Enjoy.
Thursday, from noon
To get there: I normally take Tram #17 (Direction: Wateringen) from Den Haag central. Stop – In de Bogaard