The Zuidlaardermarkt is traditionally a horse market, but nowadays it primarily is an animal- and goods market that is held annually on the third Tuesday in October in Zuidlaren, a village in the north of Drenthe, the Netherlands.
The market is known as Europe’s largest horse market held in autumn en is visited by around 150.000 people. These people are primarily Dutch, but because of the horse trading many Germans, Belgians, Danish, Polish, and Italians can be found there as well.
In addition to the horse market, a goods market is held with stalls spread over 4.2 kilometres. Many things are for sale here, including the famous “Zuidlaarderbol”. Furthermore, many more activities are organised during that week.