Out with the new, in with the old? If you’re not into Ikea furniture and brand new stuff in general, if you have the sudden urge to embark on a treasure hunt, or if you broke your grandmothers antique fan and need to find a replacement very very soon, the infamous Kloosterstraat is the place to go.
The shops on this street offer a variety of treasures from bygone and not so far-away eras, as well as tons of inspiration for original interior decorating. Last time I went, I begged my husband for a ceramic elephant serving as coffee table, but he refused. Maybe I should have given the poor guy a break. After all, he already had had to endure my sudden obsession with pre-war telegrams.