Street Kids Direct in Scheveningen (NL)

On Kingsday the Netherlands turns orange, and we as Dutch people finally decide we are merchants instead of vicars after all. Flea markets spring up all over the country, and we as a family always use sell goods for @streetkidsdirect at the Belgisch Park in Scheveningen (NL) that day.

Street Kids Direct is a foundation which looks after children at risk in South America.

For us this is also a great event. We always have a lot of fun with our customers. Please find below a gallery with pictures of some of our beloved customers.

‘Yes!’ – A hardback from Michael Crichton
‘I will graduate from the Hotel School in a couple of weeks time, and then I want to read a lot!’ Well that will definitely work with the 3x Lynda La Plante and the other three thrillers she bought!
‘I never heard of Sue Grafton and Tess Gerritsen, but I take your word for it!’
‘I am looking for science fiction’ (Robert Harris – ‘The Fear Index’)
‘We already bought them, but are happy to collaborate with the photographer’ (‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ by Alexander McCall Smith and ‘Ghana Must Go’ by Taiye Selasi)
‘Jewish authors of course!’ Herman Wouk ‘This is my God’ and J.D. Salinger ‘The Catcher in the Rye’
‘Dido’
‘Amongst others, Vikram Seth and Ken Follett’
‘I want to pick up skating again!’

Panasonic Lumix G7 | Panasonic 14-42 3.5-5.6


StreetKidsDirect King’s Day Scheveningen

In Holland we celebrate King’s Day on the King’s birthday, each year on April 27. This entails a lot of festivities, and most famously, everyone is free to sell items on so-called ‘vrijmarkten’ (flea markets). Dutch people are always described as Merchants and Vicars, but on King’s Day, the first category clearly takes the lead! Even the few Dutch republicans tend to be become orange-clad royalists.

Since 2016, our family has been active on the Vrijmarkt in Scheveningen to raise money for StreetKidsDirect, an organisation which provides practical and essential support for street kids in Guatemala and Honduras. Today, we sold books, dvd’s, puzzles, pans, bags, cookies, a coffee machine, drones and a lot of other stuff. We are extremely grateful to all people who donated articles to us for sale!

All in all, we raised more than €250 in 3 hours time. We would like to thank our customers, a few of whom you can see in the pictures below.

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Our stand in Scheveningen, on the Leuvensestraat.

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Our dog Rakker, Friese Stabyhoun on the lookout for customers!

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Reviewing the specifications of the item…

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Taking the decision together…. for €2,50 the pan has a new owner!

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The lady on the right bought DVD James Herriot for her mother (on the left).

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This kind customer did not want to receive any change when hearing about StreetKidsDirect!

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This lady is an experienced puzzle enthusiast, who decided to take on Jackson Pollock.

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Childhood memories: This customer found a DVD of the Dutch (70’s) Television series ‘Hamelen’.

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Another satisfied customer!

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Mum, can I…

 

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‘It was a present from my mother’

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Michelle’s South African Coconut Nougat became a favorite!

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The incredibly brave lady in the wheelchair is photographer Karen Vlieger.  She only has a couple of weeks left to live and decided to go and enjoy every minute of it. You can find her story here. She had incredibly sweet and kind companions who are accompanying her every step of the way.

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‘I am always looking for thrillers’. ‘I think we can help you!.’

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South-African cookies, also baked by from Michelle, became a hot item!

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A designer bag donated by Tomoko, making this lady happy!

 


Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens, Recorded in JPEG, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.