Amsterdam Flower Market

Planning a trip to Amsterdam? If you’re interested in the famous Dutch flowers, then a visit to the Amsterdam Flower Market is a must!

The colorful Bloemenmarkt, as the Dutch say, is a popular tourist attraction and definitely worth to check out. It’s very unique due to its floating flower stalls – where else can you see that but in the “Venice of the North” with its many canals? Located in the old Singel Canal next to the Mint Tower, not far from the famous Dam Square, this wonderful collection of flowers, plants, and flower bulbs dates back to 1862 when the flowers were shipped in by barges. Nowadays flowers don’t arrive by boat anymore, but are delivered by trucks.

Explore the Amsterdam Flower Market

The Flower Market is open daily and it offers a huge number of unique plants like the beautiful and colorful Dutch Tulips. Make sure the tulip you buy to plant at home has the holographic license. It’s important to have a customs cleared stamp on the package, so you won’t have trouble at the border when you’ll take your flower bulbs out of the country! One of the best times to visit Amsterdam’s famous flower market is at Christmas when it’s decorated with evergreens and lots of flower stalls sell Christmas trees. Around the market on the Singel canal there’s plenty of souvenir shops and cafes as well.

You’ll find many flower markets in the Netherlands – the flower industry is booming in this country – , however the relatively small Amsterdam flower market is one of the most famous. The biggest flower auction in the world is located in Aalsmeer, not far from Amsterdam. Other large flower markets in the Netherlands can be found in Utrecht (Janskerkhof and on the Oudegracht) and many other cities. The best time to find tulips in bloom is mid-April, but if you rather buy bulbs and plant them yourself later, the best time to buy them is in the summer.

Would you like to know more about things to do in Amsterdam? Check out the rest of our Amsterdam guides to learn more on nearby attractions like the Dam Square, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein.

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