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Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam
Fast Facts




Singel 508
Southern Canal Belt
1017 Amsterdam
Market / Fair

Flowers, Bloemenmarket

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

The Bloemenmarkt, as Amsterdam's flower market is called, may no longer be floating nor the best place to buy bulbs yet it's a colorful place to while away an hour and fun spot to shop for souvenirs. Established in 1862 and located on one of Amsterdam's oldest canals, this once floating flower market is the best-known in Holland. The covered stalls on permanently moored barges sell blooms, bulbs and plants as well as t-shirts, magnets, postcards, and clog-shaped slippers. The cut flowers are reasonably priced. The bulbs are cheap but the quality is poor. What's more, the content doesn't always reflect the package.
Getting There
The Bloemenmarkt is located at Singel 508 in the Southern Canal Belt quarter of Amsterdam. It is situated between Muntplein and Koningsplein and is a 20-minute walk from Central Station. The flower market is easily reached by public transportation. Trams 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25 all stop nearby.
Hours & Times
The flower market is open Monday to Saturday 9:00 - 17:30 and Sunday 11:00 - 17:30. Closed Sundays December through February.
Things to Keep in Mind
Bringing bulbs back home? While there are no special rules for importing bulbs within the European Union, travelers from the United States and Canada can only bring home packages bearing a white inspection sticker with a valid expiration date and must declare all bulbs at customs. Check your country's customs regulations before purchasing plants.
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