Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam
This place has the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen (exept for the Philadephia Flower Show). Hundreds of flower merchants line the Singel on floating shops. I was there in December, so many bulbs were for sale. Most of them were a quarter of the price you would pay in the US. They also will come with a certificate to get them back into the US. (I don't know if this is ligit, so I just stuck them in my luggage on the way back). I must have purchase 50 dutch tulip bulbs. Also, I hear that in the summer you can purchase any type of flower you can imagine. I think I'll have to go back in the summer then...
At the Singel between Koningsplein and the Munt there is a "floating" flowermarket the shops are half on the water builded and not floating. Remember that it is not aloud to bring flowers to all countries.
Sometimes i buy some souvenirs here or at a shop called Xenos
Flower market is the most atractive part of Amsterdam for me. All the colors and plants simply beautiful. If you like to grow plants, to cultivate, seed and seing them to grow, you'll love this place. You can find many types of tulip bulbs, amaryllis bulbs, seeds, cactuses...
People who work there were very kind. They answer your questions about planting.
The flower market (bloemenmarkt) is located next to Muntplein on the Singel canal. Here you can find cut flowers, plants, seeds, bulbs (tulips for example) and all the necessary equipment. A pleasure for the eyes ... and the nose !
This is an interesting market very close to Dam Square and is place to buy tulip bulbs among many other varieties of flowers. The florists(there are about a dozen of them) also claim to ship flowers/seeds etc to any part of the world. But beware some countries have some checks on import of flower/plants etc.
Its around 150 years old market and on the Singel canal.. with many stores partly on the canal giving it the name floating flower market. Although its not exactly like that you see in say Thailand/India(Kashmir) where ppl in small boats come to you with their wares or stores are right on the water which i think is real floating markets..
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.
A vast array of flowers, plants and flower bulbs are for sale at the Netherlands most famous flower market, The Bloemenmarkt. Established in 1862, this floating market can be found on one of the oldest canals of Ámsterdam.
Una gran variedad de flores, plantas y bulbos de flores están a la venta en el mercado de flores más famoso de los Países Bajos, El Bloemenmarkt. Fundada en 1862, este mercado flotante se puede encontrar en uno de los canales más antiguos de Ámsterdam.
In the past came here traders on boats to sell flowers. Today there are many boats permanently on water (on the Singel), where you can buy the most wonderful flowers, plants and all sorts of flower bulbs.
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
Although my Amsterdam holiday was a few weeks prior to the regional flower festivals and harvests, there was still plenty of local color in the Flower Markets of the canal Singel. Here, local merchants display a fresh harvest of "Lucky Chinese Bamboo" along side of bins filled with psychoactive organic mushrooms and packets of seeds from exotically named strains of cannabis.
Flowers - no other city stands more for tulips than Amsterdam. With the sandy earth, the Netherlands are the perfect place to grow tulips, even though they are originally not a typically Northern European flower... ;-)
But nowaday, nearly every tourist brings a huge bags of flowers with him, from his trip to Amsterdam.
I bought 50 white tulips for only 5 Euros. In Germany, we pay lile 2,99 Euros for 20 tulips... And the flowers were of great quality and stayed fresh for two weeks!
On the flower market, all kinds of flowers and souvenirs can be bought. Check out the prices - there are some huge differences between the several stands.
The remedy for the cold & rain was a trip to the bloemenmarkt (flower market). Find cut flowers, seeds, bulbs and plants of all kinds in the dozens of stalls here. The bloemenmarkt is between Koningplein and Vijzelstraat on the Singel canal. The market is open Monday thru Saturday from 9 to 5,
Just walk along the canals and watch the clourful tulips. They have them in all sorts, types, colours, sizes, you name it!!!
You have got to see and smell this; typical Holland!
They also sell pretty souvernirs and of course many flower bulbs.
The market is open:
Monday 09:00 - 17:30 uur
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30 uur
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30 uur
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30 uur
Friday 09:00 - 17:30 uur
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30 uur
Sunday 11:00 - 17:30 uur
update now something different is there or nothing :(
at the first flowershop from the koningsplein to munt. look from the bridge to the back of the shop. you see laven who spit water.
laven are from the efteling ( a kind of theme fairytale park in the kaatsheuvel in noord brabant). i think you can compare laven to a kind of gnomes.
The Flower market is a floating market situated near Muntplein. You can find garden herbs in pots, hydrangeas or cacti as well as the obvious tulips in springtime, flower bulbs and lots of tourist knick knacks ....
It is a lot of fun and when you are tired, there are some pancake cafes alongside the flower stalls. Sit down and enjoy the market views from there!
The flower market is open from 9-17 everyday, except Sunday.