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The Bloemenmarkt: The World's Only Floating Flower Market
Since 1862, fresh flowers and plants have arrived by barge from the Dutch countryside to Amsterdam. While this assemblage of flora still shows up daily, it comes by van, not boat, to the Bloemenmarkt, the world's only floating flower market. Here, you can browse 15 fragrant stalls on houseboats permanently moored on the Singel. Now the best-known flower market in Holland, this colorful attraction is packed with tourists on sunny weekends. Still, it's a great place to pick up Dutch tulip bulbs in a plethora of shades and varieties, as well as many other types of bulbs, seeds, cut blooms, and houseplants. Ship a bag of bulbs home, or grab a souvenir at one of several shops hawking T-shirts, mugs, clogs, Dutch cheese, and other fun and inexpensive gifts.
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Hungry for Cheese at the Flower Market!
After biking all around Amsterdam, you will work up an appetite. While perusing all the millions of flowers and bulbs, it was a nice surprise to find something to nibble on. After we sampled all the cheeses, we were full and it cost nothing!
Great for a break when you get tired of looking at flowers and bulbs.
Hungry for Cheese at the Flower Market! Amsterdam  The Netherlands

Tip Toe Through the Tulips
If you wish to see the best local flower market in Amsterdam, head to the block-long Bloemenmarkt on the Singel Canal. It is the most famous flower market in the Netherlands, and it is a floating market, dating back to 1862.

While the flower market is mostly for locals, visitors enjoy shopping here as well. At the market you can find fresh flowers year round, and you can even purchase tulip bulbs to take home. They will assist you in selecting bulbs that can legally be taken back to your country.

I enjoyed these very colorful wooden tulips on display at the market. I knew to expect wooden shoes in Amsterdam, but this was a novelty. I was also surprised here to see Cannabis Starter Kits for sale. While such a thing may be legal in Amsterdam, it would not be a recommended souvenir for most visitors. Makes for an interesting photo, however.

If you are visiting Amsterdam, be sure to make a trip to the Bloemenmarkt. It is colorful, fun and a great place to wander. The market is located at 610-616 Singel, 1017 Binnenstad, NL and is open every day of the week except Sunday. Great place to meet the locals, and a wonderful place to take photos too!
Tip Toe Through the Tulips Amsterdam  The Netherlands

Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam's Flower Market
Stop by Amsterdam's floating flower market to see the world famous tulips (and plenty of other floral varieties). You can get a deal on a bundle of flowers or pick up a souvenir.
Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam's Flower Market Amsterdam  The Netherlands

...a lovely day spent strolling around Amsterdam, Holland. Quaint little side streets filled with surprises and tucked away stores. It was there that we came upon the Bloemenmarkt (Bloom Market) where bundles and bundles of tulips and other flowers were for sale. Just a couple euros for a bouquet of flowers, VERY unlike the prices I am used to in America! During our adventure we came upon a jewelry shop where the owner makes the jewelry right there on the premises. Unique pieces on display in the window tempting you as you walk by. A sweet little silver ring caught my eye so we went in and had my finger measured and were told to return at 5:00 and it would be ready. It became my most treasured souvenir from Amsterdam and will perhaps be the photo in my next highlight! ;)
Tulipsssss! Amsterdam  The Netherlands

Tulips at the Bloemenmarkt
Some of the most iconic scenes of the Netherlands are the fields of painstakingly cultivated tulips that sway across the countryside, and Amsterdam’s Bloemenmarkt is the ideal spot to find these blooms freshly cut. You can peruse the tulips and other flowers across more than a dozen floating houseboats lining the Singel canal. You can also find an enviable variety of bulbs for at-home cultivation. (Make sure to ask which ones are cleared for export.)
Tulips at the Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam  The Netherlands

Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sun 11am - 5:30pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 5:30pm