Fabric market, biggest fabric market ever


Fabric market Utrecht

In the centre of Holland, in the city of Utrecht is a huge market, where only fabric and haberdahery are sold. This fabric market is unique in Holland and is cold “The Lapjesmarkt”. The Lapjesmarkt is located on  Breedstraat in the old historic centre of Utrecht. This market is the biggest and oldest fabric market in Holland, it covers a whole street and sells nothing but fabric & haberdashery. There are almost 100 market stalls with all kinds of different types off fabric. The fabric market is each week on the saterdaymorning from 8.00 till 12.30 o’clock.

There are fashionable fabrics to design clothes for adults and childeren. Special furniture fabrics, for coating furniture. Drapery fabrics so you can create window treatments such as curtains, draperies, valances, swags and roman shades.  There are fabrics to make duvet covers, pillows, bed skirts and lamp shades art. And if you look good you can find vintage fabric too. You can’t name them all, there are uncountable things you can make from fabrics.

Buy very expensive fabrics sold by inch or centimeter or buy the cheapest fabrics sold by coupon or meter. Just walk around, snoop throug the piles of fabric and be amazed by this colourfull market. There is fabric from cotton, silk, linen, borg, fleace and all kinds of other fabrics and ofcourse fabrics adjusted to the season. For example in winter time you can buy fabric to make wintercoats and christmas tablecloths

Leather and fur

Peaces of leather and fur, real and fake, if its the right season both are for sale at this market.

People from all over Holland come to visit this fabric market. The market is also very populair by fashion design students from the University off Arts in Utrecht. Maroccan woman from North Africa love this market for the glitter and shiny fabric. They make the most beautiful dresses from this fabrics.


For the processing the fabric you need sewing goods. So market stalls with lots off haberdashery essentials for sewing the materials are present. Material as needles, yarn, zippers, buttons, lace and ribbons, toy filling, and other tools are for sale in specialized market stands.


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Hello, my name is Joop and I am the creator/designer of this blog. Always looking for new adventures. I travelled the World and would like to travel some more. Well, that's who I am in a nutshell. Together with some friends and family we like to show the Netherlands to the World. I hope you will enjoy our blog and persuade you to visit our lovely country. Love to see you soon in Holland.

2 reacties

  1. Vivian Stewart on

    Thanks for the tip about the fabric market..wow. just back from a tour of sewing shops in Paris, planning the next trip!

  2. Hi Hennie Thanks for the info on Utrecht Market .I am going to my Son and family party in Haarlem on the 19th Of May so will make a detour to Utrecht .Thanks again,keep up the good work. Sue

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