This Market has its stalls on the edge of the Singel Canal. I was there a little early, thought being a flower market, it would be open very early, but not the case. The stalls I had a look in were good. Heaps of bulbs to choose from, all sorts of things to do with the garden, and plenty of seeds too. Good for a browse.
The photos show how they sit on the edge of the canal.
We ran into the flower Market while we were looking for a place to eat. Its a great place to find souveniers and flowers if thats what you want. While we were here it started to hail really bad so we stayed in one of the stores. They say this was a floating market so I thought I was at the wrong place. The market is halfway floating. It doesnt appear to be floating at all though. You can purchase tulip bulbs here that ready packed for your trip back home and they make great gifts also. There are about fifteen stalls that are covered sono matter what the weather is like you can still shop here.
The Flowermarket along the Singel canal is great for buying bulbs, flowers and/or souvenirs.
The merchants can send tulip bulbs to any place on earth.
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Flower Market area is so beautiful.Lots o f flowers,shops,cafes.I bought an orange Iamsterdam t-shirt in a shop near the area.The magnets,bags ,t-shirts and all other souvernýr things are cheaper .Also I love the wooden tulips,they looked so decorative when you put them in a long,thin vase
The flower market is definitely something to have a look at when in Amsterdam. Just to see so many flowers in the one spot.
I went there at about 8am when the stores were all opening up for the day however many were already open to browse through. I found browsing through the stores very fascinating and wish i could of bought some bulbs home. (Australia is very strict on bringing plants back).
The stores had lots of souvenirs and cheap too. If you have to buy souvenirs for back home, i would buy at the flower market.
The flower market may not be anything special to locals or people living in temperate countries. Not for me who's lived in the tropics all my life. We don't get to see many temperate blooms whilst the flower market introduced me to the wide variety of spring flowers such as tulips, hyacinths, lilies etc. Nature works in strange ways - the bulbs all look more or less the same, but the blooms differ in species and colours.
A pity Singapore has restrictions on plant imports or I'd have bought a bulb or two to try out how green my fingers are. Still, I could settle for the pretty ceramic pots, garden accessories and decorations. And of course, flower pots in the shape of clogs!
This is also one of the priorities of places to visit in Amsterdam. You can buy flowers here or you can just view the whole row of shops selling flowers. It's a beautiful place. The picture that I have is the clock tower, which indicates the other end of the flower market. In Dutch, they call it Bloemanmarkt.
While at the flower market, there's a nice Indonesian restaurant called Sempurna. The food there is really good.
One of the best experiences in life while touring at a place was at the Amsterdam flower market. i was fascinated simply. I'm not a person who often buys flowers for decorating home. But I was so impressed that I actually bought a bunch of colourful Hyacinths for my VT friend Chris.hh with whom I am staying in Hamburg these days. And I got five beautiful ones just for an euro. And there are not just flowers to buy but a wide variety of cactuses, tulip bulbs, gardening equipments, seeds of flowers, souvenirs and all kinds of decoratives for making your home more beautiful.
The Flower Market speaks volumes for itself.
We browed most of the stalls and then ended up buying a touristy trinket for our neighbour that was feeding the cats so we could be away; a ceramic clog with bulbs in it!
Plus a load of tulip bulbs for us to plant in the garden. Much cheaper than prices at home and the variety was so much better. No doubt cheaper in a less tourist place, but we are happy. And that's what counts!!!
It was cold, it was gloomy and it was drizzling, a fatal combination when you're sightseeing. But then we saw those tents full of flowers, first tulips, then a lot of other kinds. They looked spectacular, and we spent about half an hour going from tent to tent trying to recall names of at least some of those flowers. But there were so many we didn't know. It was January and I couldn't imagine what the place looks like in June!
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