As good old Lars Larsen, owner and founder of the Jysk retail chain, put it, you can be sure that it’s a good deal when two people from Jutland are pleased with the outcome. At the numerous markets in Aarhus, there is ample opportunity to make lots of good deals.

    In the City of Smiles, you'll find everything from second-hand goods terminals with valuable antiques and flea markets with retro furniture and second-hand gems, to second-hand bazaars with quality clothing and market days with organic fruit and vegetables. So regardless of whether you need to renew your wardrobe or spice up your home with unique second-hand furniture and other knick-knacks, there are some fantastic finds to be made at the numerous markets in Aarhus.


    The Second-Hand Goods Terminal (Brugtvare Terminalen)

    Define your style with second-hand gems like antiques and retro furniture

    The Second-Hand Goods Terminal (Brugtvare Terminalen) in Viby south of Aarhus is a huge second-hand store of 1,500 square metres where you can find more than 100,000 second-hand items. The second-hand store receives around 500 new items every day, so you can be sure to make a good find, whether you are looking for royal porcelain, glass from Danish designers, unique antiques or well-kept retro furniture.

    The shelves are full of everything from ceramics and stoneware to vases and brass candleholders. You’ll also find a large selection of furniture, including tables, chairs, sofas and bureaus in different types of wood, ranging from the 40s to the 70s. If you want to create your own unique style, you should pass by the Second-Hand Goods Terminal in Viby, where you are sure to make a great find!

    Location: Øllegårdsvej 3, 8260 Viby J, Denmark

    Open: Wednesday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

    Phone: +45 23 49 95 25


    Car Boot Market (Bagagerumsmarked)

    Give new life to second-hand gems

    Every year in August, eager stall holders make their way to the Car Boot Market (Bagagerumsmarked) at Bispetorvet in front of Aarhus Theatre (Aarhus Teater) with their best things. Here, they stand in rows and sell personal items from their car’s boot (hence the name ‘the car boot market’), trailers, tables and so on.

    Everyone hopes to sell off the things they found in their box room, in the back of their closet, old furniture from the attic or unopened moving boxes in the garage. And this is what you call a genuine win-win situation! The stall holders get more room in their homes, while the happy market guests can find some real secondhand gems.

    Location: Teatergaden 1, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    Phone: +45 28 34 48 78


    Mega Kup!

    Get a great deal and renew your wardrobe with quality second-hand clothes

    Mega Kup! means "amazing bargain" and is a clothing market that is held in DGI-huset in Aarhus. If you need to renew your wardrobe, Mega Kup! is the perfect place for you. Here, you can shop for used clothing in great condition and at low prices. One of the requirements of the organisers is that the clothing sold at the market should not be too worn. This way, you are sure to only find quality clothing.

    Apart from the large selection of clothes hanging from racks from one end to the other, you'll also find jewellery, bags and shoes in all kinds of styles and sizes.

    Location: Værkmestergade 17, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


    Secondhand Bazar at Studenterhus Aarhus

    Renew your wardrobe with quality clothes, shoes, bags and accessories

    Every month, Studenterhus Aarhus holds their Secondhand Bazar, where individuals can sell clothing, shoes, bags and other accessories that they no longer need. It’s a good way to clear your closet and an even better way for the bazaar visitors to renew their wardrobe without paying a fortune.

    If you happen to get peckish, you can take a break at Studenterhuset’s café, where you can buy different snacks and replenish your energy with a cup of coffee. Then you can continue the hunt for nice clothing in good condition and at even better prices.

    Location: Nordre Ringgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    Phone: +45 86 18 30 21


    Aarhus Flea Market (Aarhus Kræmmermarked)

    Antiques, vintage and retro combined with entertainment and live music

    Join over 25,000 other guests at Aarhus Flea Market (Aarhus Kræmmermarked) during their annual market days in May. With over 170 of Denmark’s best pedlars on the programme, you are sure to make a great deal at one of the many stalls. Here, you can find everything from antiques and vintage items to unique Danish design and retro furniture, which, over the last many years, has secured its place in Danish homes.

    An entrance ticket to Aarhus Flea Market not only gives you access to amazing offers but also to a crammed entertainment programme and concerts in the big music tent.

    Location: Marselisborg Havnevej 4 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    Phone: +45 42 73 70 24


    Habengut Market at Godsbanen

    The flea market at Rå Hal offers anything between heaven and earth

    Come to Habengut Market at The Cultural Production Center Godsbanen in the Rå Hal, and make a great find among the 65+ stalls where individuals sell their best things. The stalls are stuffed full of everything from clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery to furniture, vases, candleholders and ceramics. Here, you can find curiosities of all kinds, which you can use to give your home a unique and personal touch.

    For example, you could replace your white IKEA chairs with old-fashioned barstools of different types and colours, or you can spice up your shelves with antique vases, striking ceramics or other vintage items. Before you leave, you can enjoy a relaxing moment at Godsbanen’s café, which serves sandwiches, coffee, cake and so on.

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    Location: Skovgaardsgade 3A, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    Phone: +45 26 70 70 24


    Bazar Vest

    A melting pot of oriental culture and exotic colours and aromas

    At Bazar Vest, your shopping trip will be turned into an exotic experience as soon as you step through the doors of the authentic bazaar. With more than 100 shops distributed across 18,000 square metres, Bazaar West is the largest bazaar in the Nordic countries. Here, you can explore exciting shops with unusual goods from the East, and you can buy Oriental products from one of the many general stores.

    The bazaar is also known for its reasonably-priced gourmet experiences. Close your eyes and let your nose follow the smell of grilled meat to exotic eateries or the aroma of newly baked bread to Turkish and Arabic bakeries. A visit to the bazaar is not complete without dropping by the huge fruit and vegetable market.

    Location: Edwin Rahrs Vej 32, 8220 Brabrand, Denmark

    Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Monday.

    Phone: +45 86 25 42 11


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    Book Sale at Dokk1

    Visit the large book sale when the main library clears the shelves

    At Dokk1 by the port in Aarhus, you can buy discarded library books from the library’s own collection at good prices. Here, you'll find many tables and shelves full of non-fiction, novels, crime novels, fantasy and so much more. For a real bookworm who loves literature in every aspect, this book sale is an event sent from heaven. You can quickly spend a few hours discovering new literature or finding old classics that deserve a new life.

    If you made the trip to Dokk1, you should also take a tour of the impressive culture house which, apart from Aarhus Main Library (Aarhus Hovedbibliotek), is also home to the Aarhus City Archives (Aarhus Stadsarkiv), Citizen Service (Borgerservice) and a cosy café, with a varied selection of food and drink.

    Location: Hack Kampmanns Pl. 6, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    Phone: +45 89 40 92 00


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    The Square at Ingerslevs Boulevard

    A market with freshly-harvested, -picked, -caught and -baked goods

    Every Wednesday and Saturday, the square at Ingerslevs Boulevard comes to life when around 60 stalls offer fresh goods and homemade treats. Take a walk along the numerous stands, and let yourself be tempted by organic fruit and vegetables, freshly-squeezed apple juice, all kinds of cheeses, thick steaks, freshly-plucked poultry and schools of fresh fish. You’ll find a large selection of homemade products, such as beekeeper honey, freshly-baked bread and creamy ice cream. You can also replenish the herbs in your kitchen window with large basil and thyme plants or you can get beautiful flower bouquets for your table.

    End the day at the market by enjoying a cup of freshly-roasted and freshly-brewed coffee at Torvecaféen at the end of Ingerslevs Boulevard.

    Location: Ingerslevs Boulevard, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    Open: Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm


    Flea Market at Godsbanen

    Be inspired by the creative atmosphere and make a great deal

    Visit the flea market at the Cultural Production Center Godsbanen, and go hunting for authentic retro furniture, nostalgic porcelain and vintage clothing in an inviting atmosphere. At Godsbanen, there is ample opportunity to fulfil your retro dreams, with numerous stalls that sell everything from second-hand clothing and hand-picked antiques to used, well-maintained kitchen utensils and furniture with a personal touch.

    This flea market, which is full of second-hand gems and hidden treasures, can be found at Godsbanen’s Rugged Hall (Rå Hal), which is just as rugged and unpolished as the name implies. Here you can also find a cosy café serving delicious lunch dishes to hungry market guests. End the day with a walk to Godsbanen’s tilted roof, from where you have a fantastic view of Aarhus.

    Location: Godsbanen, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    Phone: +35 28 34 28 78


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