Amsterdam: the flower market

We were very excited to visit the Amsterdam flower market, having read about how it is the only floating flower market in the world – and with the Dutch tradition of tulips I was sure that there would be some interesting things to see. It is located on the Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein and is fairly easy to find.

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There is a huge selection of seeds and bulbs at the market, and it is a nice place for a wander. However, the floating aspect isn’t too apparent, and the amount of souvenirs on sale (small clogs, large clogs, clog slippers etc…) does take away from the feeling of being in a market and more of a tourist attraction.

Despite the amount of cheesy souvenirs on display the markets are a lovely place to spend a little time if you are over on this side of town, and for more of a market fix the Amsterdam flea market is only a short walk away.

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