Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam
This flower market is a must....especially in January when you are dreaming of Spring blossoms! You may not be able to take the flowers home with you, but you can buy Tulip bulbs!! This is a beautiful stroll along a canal by the Muntplein.
The flowermarket, Bloemenmarkt in Dutch, was wonderful. We spent one morning wandering along this market where flowers of around the world meet people of all places around the world. We had been here before so we knew it was best to come in the morning when it is not as busy. Here you can see plants and flowers(bulbs) from all over the world.
A slow stroll through the colorful flower market is a lovely experience even if you don't want to buy anything. Of course there are all kinds of tulip bulbs for sale, and lots and lots of other plants, too. I would've bought a bunch of the flowering cactuses if I hadn't been getting on a plane the next day...
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.
This is the only floating flower market in the world, and one of the most fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam - in all seasons. The flower stalls stand on the houseboats. You will find there all sorts of tulips, narcissus and other bulbs and flowers. The bulbs are ready for export, so you can enjoy them at home too
The Bloemenmarkt: this opens from 8.00 till 5.30 and is a series of permanently moored barges catering for all demands, bouquets, dried flowers, bonsai, bulbs, accessories and what we enjoyed most - fresh-cut flowers.
Timing can be a little flexible depending on season!
The Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market) is located along the Singel Canal and is a famous floating flower market.
There were many stalls with a huge selection of bulbs and cut flowers, along with plants and gardening equipment.
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.
Mo-Sa; 9AM - 5.30PM
Su: 11AM - 5.30PM
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 world's only floating flower market :-) You can get various toulips bulbs there but only in the spring (March-late April). There are many fresh flowers, cacti, souvenirs and so on and so on.
The market is open Monday - Friday from 9.00 - 18.00 and Saturdays 9.00 - 17.00
“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.”
— Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)
Located on the Singel, one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam, the Bloemenmarkt has been in operation since 1862.
The 15 flower stalls are built out into the Singel, floating on the water in houseboat-like structures. Whatever your favorite flower is, chances are good that you will find it here. Take care: flowers, plants and seeds need to have a stamp on the packet that indicates it has been cleared through customs; this will allow you to cross country borders with your flower packet safely.
In December, the Bloemenmarkt market is stocked with masses of Christmas trees, evergreen garlands and wreaths. In addition to flowers, some stalls sell Dutch-themed souvenirs.
Open year round, Bloemenmarkt’s hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 09.00-17:30 and on Sunday 11.00 to 17.30.
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 first time I went to Amsterdam I walked by the Bloemenmarkt on my first morning there while waiting for my hotel room to become available. It was a sleepy Sunday morning and I was a sleepy traveler and didn't snap any pictures of it.
This time I did. And.... I bought some of those tacky, yet adorable, canal home magnets!
The flower market in Amsterdam is sort of nice in a way, but also pretty touristy....lots of cheap souvineers along with the bulbs and flowers for sale....They can ship to your home if you decide to buy some bulbs, but I think the best use of this is for fresh flowers for your table in wherever you are staying. This view shows how close to the Muntplein it is---they also have christmas trees in season!
Located on the Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein
The national flower of the Netherlands is the Tulip with one nick-name for the Dutch being Tulip Munchers. The history of this name relates back to WW2 when Nazi occupation of the surrounding area stopped food coming in. This forced locals to eat whatever they could including Tulip bulbs. Wierd but apparently true.
The flower market is a phantasmagoria of colour, noice and people. It's worth a visit just to see the action as buyers go after their flowers of choice.