Wednesday, March 23, 2011

 Antiques Fairs in Belgium and Netherlands



Tomorrow I have a flight to Brussels from where I will travel around Belgium and Netherlands for 2 weeks in. It's really nice to get abroad again, especially since it's the best spring time over there.

This also seems to be very busy season for antiques fairs: I will be visiting three large fairs on my trip. The first one, Eurantica Brussels –fine art & antiques fair, will begin on Friday where they will have some 150 stalls. I was also recommended to visit the flea market at Place du Jeu de Balle.



On the weekend I will visit Tefaf, the worlds leading art and antiques fair in Maastricht. I won't be doing any buying there, but it's nice to get to see items of that quality. 260 stalls.

On the following weekend there's a more down-to-earth antiques market in Bleiswijk that seems like the most promising of the fairs for buying. It also has some 250 stalls.

I will try to look for some esoteric antiques and old bookbinder's & printer's tools. Especially some old printing plates of interesting themes would be good. At some point I will publish numbered editions of the Pagan Archive books and old, authentic tools would really help on that.

I have been trying to find addresses of some esoteric bookshops in Belgium and Netherlands, but there doesn't seem to be too many around. I'll be visiting one in Brussels and a couple in Amsterdam.

3 comments:

Antique Furniture said...

Hi Vantaa, it Seems you had a busy week in March 2011, and The Antique Fairs were a grand success.

Cicily said...

Hi Vantaa, did you manage to find any by any chance? (i'm going there soon too and was doing the same sort of research without much success though!

antiquerestoration said...

Beautiful antiques. Antiques fair are very good opportunity for viewing and buying good items ,which are priceless

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