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Flower Market
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Enjoy the colors and fragrance of typical Dutch flowers, or buy bulbs and souvenirs while browsing the floating flower stalls on one of Amsterdam’s oldest canals.

There is no other place in the world like the Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market) in Amsterdam. This collection of floating stalls has been located on the Singel canal since 1862. It’s the only remaining one of its kind in the Netherlands. Shop for fresh tulips or seeds to plant at home and other souvenirs of Holland. When buying natural products check first with the merchants if you can legally take, or mail, them to your home country.

Constructed on a series of pontoons, the front of the 15 stalls of the Flower Market spills out onto Singel street. The water of the Singel canal marked the city’s outer edge in the 15th century.

Flower varieties on sale depend on the time of year. Locals come here to buy tulips in spring, roses in summer and Christmas trees in December. There’s even a Christmas store that sells tree ornaments and candles year-round. It’s easy to spend an hour or so browsing the stalls, and then head to the bridge to take photos of this unique floating market.

Learn about Dutch flowers and take in the sweet scents of species such as lilies, carnations and roses. The Flower Market is a good place to purchase bulbs, such as tulips and narcissus. Prices are reasonable, making this a great place to shop for both flowers and souvenirs. Marijuana plants and cannabis kits are also on display.

Many shops here sell the trademark Delfts Blauw porcelain of Holland, painted clogs and Dutch cheese. Don’t be afraid to barter, as the Dutch have a long history of trading and don’t mind a bit of negotiating. Visit the café for a toasted sandwich with Gouda or Edam cheese.

The Flower Market floats between the bridges of Koningsplein and Muntplein. A visit to the covered stalls is free and they are open daily, but the area can get crowded. Many trams and buses from Central Station stop at Muntplein and Koningsplein. If you are driving, consider leaving your car at one of the park-and-ride lots at the edge of the city and then use public transport to get around. There are parking lots in the city center, but spaces are limited.

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