Dutch term – Parlevinker

A parlevinker is a trader who sells his wares, usually groceries, by boat. They can often be found in harbors.

Parlevinker Pieter Kooy from Rotterdam with his floating store in Rijn port in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1928.
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