Bloemensingel (Flower Market)See thousands of flowers of every color and buy Dutch bulbs to take home
The floating flower market at the Singel Canal is one of the most colorful and fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam in all four seasons. It is unique in that the merchandise is displayed on floating barges. This is a relic from the days when the flowers and plants sold at this market were shipped in from the horticultural areas around the city by barges. Fresh flowers are still brought in every day; by vans, however, and no longer by boat.
Dutch tulipsThis floating flower market on one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam, the Singel, was first held in 1862. It has since developed into the best-known flower market of Holland. Whatever your favorite flower, you are bound to find it here. Merchandise ranges from the traditional Dutch tulips and geraniums to delicate indoor cypresses and manobole plants from the Easter Islands. Typically Dutch souvenirs are sold too. In December the market colors green with masses of Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes.
How to get there?Take tram 4, 9, 13, 14, 24 or 25 from Dam Square. Get off at Muntplein (2 stops). Or tram 1, 2 or 5 stop Koningsplein.
Amsterdam's floating flower market
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Opening hours year-round
Nearby sightsAllard Pierson Museum archaeological museum
Begijnhof enclosed courtyard from the 14th century
Kalverstraat shopping street
Museum Willet-Holthuysen canal mansion from 1685
Rembrandtplein popular nightlife centre
Tuschinski art deco cinema