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Flower Market - Bloemenmarkt Tips (67)

Bloemenmarkt

New Year's is certainly not the season to visit a flower market, so Bloemenmarkt was not super exciting when I was there in late December 2014. There were definitely flowers being sold along with bulbs and seeds (see attached photo), but I imagine it would be fantastic to see the market during tulip season. It has existed on this site since 1862 and is the world's only floating flower market! It is hard to tell when you're in the market because the stalls, which are floating on the canal, are connected seemlessly to the street. If I find myself back in Amsterdam in the Spring, I will try to make a stop here to see the market in full bloom.

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MM212
Jan 30, 2015

Stroll by the flower market

Holland is famous for its tulips and the place to find them in Amsterdam is the flower market located alongside the Singel canal. It’s not just tulips though since the Spring tulip season is brief; out of season you’ll find myriad varieties of bulbs, exotic and carnivorous plants, brightly coloured wooden tulips and cannabis starter kits!

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datapanik
Sep 28, 2014

Flower Market

On my first visit, I destroyed a couple of cactus flowers which was a little embarassing. Still, I would very much recommend a visit. The Amsterdam flower market is located along the Singelgracht, roughly between the Muntplein and Koningsplein area. Its unique feature is that the market stands actually float on the Singelgracht. As tulips are almost iconic plants for the Dutch, you will find them and plenty of other specimens as well as a wide range of souvenirs here.

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MichaelFalk1969
Feb 13, 2014

Rotten tulip bulbs

Do NOT buy tulip bulbs from the flower market!!!
We bought 50 tulip bulbs and were told that it was the right time to plant them (April).
All the bulbs wer rotton except for one. The bulbs had fungus on them and were damp.
We picked about 3 out of the 50 bulbs and only one actually sprouted.
If you do buy the tulip bulbs, check them before buying.

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May 11, 2012
 
 
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Awesome place for taking pictures!

The floating flower market makes for a very nice stop in my opinion. I spent a lot of time here admiring the flowers and taking lots of pictures.

It first opened in 1862 and it is located on one of the oldest canals in Amsterdam. You can find lots of souvenirs here if you really want to get something for your family and friends. The only thing I bought here was a wooden tulip magnet that I proudly put on my refrigerator door when returning to Chicago.

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monica71
Mar 22, 2012

Bloemenmarkt: a Flower Feast

“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.

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von.otter
Dec 01, 2011

Flowers @ the Singel Canal

Since my Keukenhof plan was scrapped off by my husband, so I had to settle for the flower market. It's better than not seeing any flowers at all.

Why you should check it out too? Well, if you're in the same position as I was, not getting the chance to visit Keukenhof...then at least you get to see some flowers even though not as massive as Keukenhof. There were plenty of flowers here during my visit. I saw tulips in many colours, of course the bulbs were widely sold too, digitalis, eucalyptus and other flowers which I don't know their names. If you're looking for souvenirs, the shops here sold them too...all sorts, but you have to browse. I noticed a price different from the shops near Dam Square.

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Arfah
Nov 19, 2011

lost

I'm sorry to post this on this site. I have lost a canon camera I believe in one of the flower markets. Just very sad. I'm looking for phone numbers to a few of the shops. Any help would be appreciated.

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May 26, 2011

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Flowermarket (Bloemenmarkt)

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

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dila
Apr 11, 2011

flowermarket (laven)

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.

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dila
Apr 11, 2011

Flowers, Flowers and Flowers

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.

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lina112
Mar 08, 2011

Back view of market

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
9-17:30 mon-sat
11-17:30 sun

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Jan 04, 2011

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