Located on the outlying area of Warsaw, the Kolo flea market or Bazar na Kole boasts a hodgepodge of top-notch period furniture, so-so quality antiques and other objects of desire. Twice a week, this large outdoor market attracts buyers and sellers from across the country, eager to spend a few hours shifting through heaps of discarded objects and pondering their purchases in food and beverage stands that dish up standard home-style meals.
The Kolo flea market offers a wide selection of both antiques and other artifacts of the past – some fakes. Stamps, watches, clocks, furniture, pottery, glass, silver, paintings, advertising pre-war posters, early 19th century postcards, prewar bathroom fixtures, vinyl records, sculpture, rusted German helmets, ammo boxes, shell casings, and thousands of other things found in the county’s basements can be found at the Kolo Bazar.
So if you’ve ever wanted to own a WW1 Prussian helmet or a set of authentic palace doors from India (yours for 16,000zł / $4,200 USD), this is exactly the place you want to visit during your stay in Warsaw.
And don’t forget the golden rule of flea markets: “Haggle at all times”. Paying the price asked by merchants means overpaying. Also, always try and make sure that you are paying for real treasure and not fakes!