It is impossible to think of visiting Amsterdam without visiting the famous flower market at least once. Its particularity? It is the only floating flower market in the world…
Naturally, on the spot, the perfumes and the aromas intermingle to offer to whoever goes there, the impression to discover a whole new world. Present since 1862, this stop must be on your list of things to do when you come to the Netherlands!
ALL ABOUT THE AMSTERDAM FLOWER MARKET
The Amsterdam Flower Market is located in the very heart of the city center… Well, almost. To be precise, it is mostly located on the canals of the city center. Because yes, the flower market is a floating market.
Open daily, thousands of flower stalls are to be discovered, directly on the boats moored to the canals. The stores all have their own speciality and do not hesitate to offer nice products, such as wooden tulips and other clogs. The ideal way to bring back a small souvenir of your stay.
FLOWERS, ACCORDING TO THE SEASONS
On site, it’s simple, you will find everything! Hundreds of flowers, of different colors and varieties for a visual and olfactory show. Of course, the varieties change according to the seasons.
In the spring, you will be able to offer yourself the most beautiful tulips of the country while in the summer, it is the roses that are honored. At the end of the year, the vendors offer not flowers but Christmas trees.
What makes the Amsterdam flower market so special is that no matter what season it is, you’ll feel like you’re walking through a vast field. One last plus point, the vendors offer seeds and bulbs. So if you fall in love with a variety, you can take it home and take care of it yourself.
WHERE IS THE AMSTERDAM FLOWER MARKET?
The Amsterdam Flower Market is located on the Singel Canal, between Koningsplein and Muntplein. It is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and on Sunday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER THE FLOWER MARKET?
Don’t worry, there is no real entrance fee. You can come and go in the stalls, as you please, totally free of charge. However, you will need to bring some money (preferably cash) to pay for your purchases.