There are lots and lots of flower stalls along this stretch of the Singel. Some of them even sell REAL flowers among the wooden tulips and fridge magnets.
What to buy: Plants, cut flowers and bulbs.
What to pay: You could get a packet of bulbs to take home to remind you of your trip, I just take pictures :)) I think 3 wooden tulips cost about 5E.
We bought Tulip bulbs at this flower stall last year and they were all really pretty. Haven't had flowers like these before. So we went back this year and bought some more.
This stall doesn't look as fancy as the others do on the Flowermarket, bulbs are packed in simple brown paperbags but quality is better, believe me.
What to buy: Bulbs, herbs and flowers
What to pay: 10 Tulips for about 3 euro
Pink, Yellow, Red, Blue or Black... No matter how short your trip to Holland is, The Floating Flower Market of Amsterdam offers a glimpse of all the tulip varieties available as well as many other types of garden/house plants. It is an attraction not to be missed...
What to buy: Flowers, bulbs (not the kind that lights up when connected to electricity), small variety of the Holland Clogs and other souvenirs. This is THE place to shop for all the bulbs that you want cos it's cheaper that those scattered all over town but friends new to the place, walk further on into the market and watch as the price of the bulbs drop... so don't say you didn't read this on Virtual Tourist!
What to pay: Well it kinda depends on whether you want to have tulips in a small pot at home or the entire 3 ha garden isn't it? The average price for 10 bulbs should be 3 Euros or less.
Along the Singel Canal, you'll find the flowermarket. There has been some kind of flower market here for almost 400 years and today, it's as popular as ever. February, isn't the best time of year to visit, though and things were pretty slow when I was walking by.
Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 (till 5 Sat). Closed Sunday.
What to buy: Tulips of course!
This is the famous floating flower market, an experience not to be missed. You can find there flowers and bulbs, plants, herbs, and also gift and souvenirs shops.
What to buy: Good place to buy some souvenirs, and of course... bulbs for everybody, never will find so much of them!!
What to pay: It's not expensive, even being a tourist atraction.
What to buy:
There is this old song in Germany about "Tulpen aus Amsterdam" - meaning tulips from Amsterdam, so we had a lot of fun picking a bag full of tulip bulbs and taking them home with us. So from next year on we will be reminded of this shopping adventure!!!
If you do as we did, make sure to check the import regulations of your home country!
What to buy: While in Amsterdam, don’t forget to stop by one of the many flower markets, the most famous one being the Bluemenmarkt. Buy yourself a bag of tulip bulbs, and in a few months you’ll have a beautiful reminder of your trip.
Holland is famous for its flowers and Amsterdam has a number of flower markets. The easiest to find, in the centre, is the floating market on the Singel canal, between Koningsplein and Vijzelstraat.
What to buy: Flowers of all types and colours
What to buy: There`s much more than just flowers here, with all kinds of souvenirs available as well. Holland seems to have the perfect weather for flowers, and in it`s in April that those tulip fields blossom, the ones we`re used to seeing in postcards.
.......Amsterdam!! Where else?
Seen here on the Flower Market, by the bucket load – unusual colours and very reasonably priced – they should be really – they grow millions per year!
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