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Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt

Singel Canal | Between Koningsplein and Muntplein, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Located on the Singel Canal, the fantastic displays of flowers at this floating flower market is beautiful to behold.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Singel Canal | Between Koningsplein and Muntplein, 1071 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Flower Market is an open air area of stalls along a pleasant canal. Mostly bulbs and souvenirs. Nothing special to go out of your way to see.

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of flower stalls that sell bulbs and souvenirs. The variety of bulbs and flowers is definitely amazing. However, we found only 1 stall that sold bulbs that were certified to take into the U.S. Fortunately we purchased them here because these were 10 euros...More

Thank sandersdg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a genuine travel agent reviewer, this market was very disappointing. Only fresh flowers were in 1st and last stalls. Lots of souvenirs, some quite tacky, lots of bulbs, wooden tulips, silk flowers, marijuana in tins. Went to take photo in last stall of fresh...More

Thank Gaye M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unless you want to buy bulbs don't make a special trip. Stroll though on your way to somewhere else if it "works". Stores selling usual tourist crap. Nothing special.

Thank 360flip
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had thought that this would be a place of great beauty with lots of flowers for sale since the Dutch are so known for their flowers. Very few flowers to be seen. Lots of stalls with gardening hard goods and bulbs.

Thank Traveler06232009
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Purchased many bulbs here. When opened... Mostly rotten bulbs which do not match packaging. Pack of 2 alliums turned out to be a rotten allium bulb with a random other bulb and a pack of sand to give the bag weight. Don't waste your time...More

Thank J9315
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our hotel was near the Bloemenmarkt so we walked through it on several occasions & each time I enjoyed looking at the variety of fresh cut flowers & bulbs on offer. Yes it is touristy, but it is still lovely to admire the variety of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a row of about 10-12 stalls that at one point, perhaps 30 years ago, was selling only flowers. Today, there are flowers in the front rows and the back is flooded with tourist merchandise, from t shirts to souvenirs. Nothing that Dutch about...More

Thank Sameer2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the stalls were interesting but most were repetitive and predictable with tourist gifts and gimmicks, the surrounding food shops were also overpriced.

Thank Fiona D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did enjoy our walk in the flower market, but it was a bit more touristy than we had hoped. It is beautiful and worth the trip. I'm glad we went, but know that this isn't exactly an "authentic" market feel.

Thank rubymoose
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Janjakobs
I was there in 2014 and the same happened to me - all the bulbs I bought was just the cheapest standard red tulip - and not the special ones pictured outside the tulip bags!! Nothing has apparently changed in 2017! I even wrote the City Council back in 2014 and the promised to do something about it - but apparently they did nothing... My advice: Don't buy tulips there - go to a real garden center!
24 May 2017|
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Response from Janjakobs | Reviewed this property |
@186337Mark - If you read my comment better, you will read that I did not buy cheap ones, but special ones - but what was INSIDE the bags - and came up in my garden - was standard cheap red ones. Dozens of others have posted... More
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lmartorana
I was at the Flower Market on Monday afternoon going in & out of the flower & souvenir shops. I saw a scarf/pashmina that I liked but did not buy. I can't find the sparkly I AMSTERDAM scarf online & I don't know the name of the shop. Do you think you can help me locate the shop? I am back in the states now.
15 April 2017|
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Response from mileso o | Reviewed this property |
Use street view with google maps i've just tried it and can see every shop with that mAYBE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT WHICH SHOP IT WAS 8)
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plantladySavoy_Il
How far is this from the Van Gogh Museum? Is it on the on/off canal boat? We will be boarding for a river cruise. How far is it from the Viking river cruise boarding
8 April 2017|
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Response from tbirdman1969 | Reviewed this property |
You can get to almost any place in Amsterdam in just a few short minutes on a bike . I did just that many times . from the bloomenmarket to the Rijksmuseum or van Gogh is just under 5 minutes by bike . I wanted to say one... More
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