Amsterdam Flower Market Area

Visiting Amsterdam? This city is rather small, but it is extremely packed with countless attractions – from canal museums to coffee shops and from flea markets to fancy nightclubs. It doesn’t take long to see the majority of Amsterdam’s most famous highlights, however it is easy to miss out on the best attractions if you do not know their exact location – so make sure to come prepared!

One of the many nice places to explore in the Dutch capital is the floating Flower Market. This fragrant market is filled with a wonderful collection of fresh flowers, with as highlight the famous Dutch tulips in many colours. Located in the old Singel Canal next to the Mint Tower, this place dates back to 1862 when the flowers were shipped in by barges. If you are in Amsterdam just before or during Christmas time then we strongly suggest you visit the Flower Market area; during this time in December the whole market is decorated with evergreens – a lovely sight (and smell).

Explore the Flower Market area in Amsterdam

Looking for more things to do in and around Amsterdam’s Flower Market area? When you leave the market, head south west and walk around 870 meters, you will find one of the grandest museums in the city with a large collection of art from Dutch and European artists: the Rijksmuseum. It specializes in paintings from Dutch Golden Age masters such as Rembrandt, Jan Steen and Frans Hals, but that’s not all! Housed in a 19th-century building designed by architect Pierre Cuypers, you can admire over 5000 paintings – to0 much for one visit, so you’d better decide on a few sections to explore that you really want to see…

Entry to the Rijksmuseum (and to many other attractions in and around the city) will be free if you own the Holland Pass! If you’re thinking about visiting a few attractions in the Netherlands, then check out this pass as it could save you quite a bit of money and time and generally improve your holiday if you plan well.

Let’s continue exploring Flower Market area… Another renowned museum that is very close by is the Van Gogh Museum. It is – among many other attractions, cruises and tour – included in the I Amsterdam Card so whoever owns this card can enter for free! This museum is named after post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh and displays a huge collection of his world renowned works. The card doesn’t only grant you free entry to the Van Gogh Museum, it also let’s you skip the long lines that are, unfortunately, quite common here.

Not in the mood for a museum? Don’t worry, you’ll find plenty more to see and do around the Flower Market! Located nearby is the historic Dam Square with its many tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the Royal Palace. And if you walk around 400 meters east, you will get to the notorious Red Light District! The best way to experience this area is to join one of the many Red Light District tours where you can gain an in-depth look at the lives of the working girls and learn about all the other sights that make this part of Amsterdam so special. You will be surprised what else is hidden in this district, for example a cannabis museum, an old Christian church and a Buddhist temple! Watch our video guides about the city’s top attractions to get to know more…

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