Welcome back to another year of early lectures (or late, if you’re lucky!), crashing people’s house parties, and most of all, the constant pressure of life weighing down on you. Maybe that sounded a bit daunting, but hell, that’s what student life is – a big part of which is food. If you’re not careful and smart about shopping for groceries, you just might end up spending a lot more than you should. Who wouldn’t like a few euros extra to spend on drinks, right? If you’re new to the city, I would like to introduce you to the Binnenrotte Markt, and if you’re not new, then I certainly hope that you’re familiar with it!
On Tuesdays and Saturdays between 8:30 and 17:30, over 400 stalls are at your disposal with a wide variety of products ranging from fresh seafood and vegetables to cheese and trinkets. Chances are high you will find what you are looking for at the Binnenrotte Market. With rows and rows set up in front of the reputable Markthal, the open market is definitely the right match for a student budget, and everyone else who wants to save money for that matter. I was utterly surprised to pick up a kilo of mushrooms for €1,00 when I visited the market for the first time. Most supermarkets charge you a little over €1,20 for 400 grams of mushrooms already. So, to emphasize the savings here: ONE EURO for a KILO. I also managed to snag three avocados for €1,00 and we all know how expensive one of those can be in a supermarket! These are just few examples; you really don’t have to look far at the market to find a good deal.