Part of the itinerary I prepared was to explore Amsterdam’s famous flower market. It was relatively near the hotel at Vondelpark. From there it’s walking distance to Leindsplein where you can easily wait for a tram and after a few stops you won’t miss the market. I was expecting it to be busier but it wasn’t, it was a perfect day to explore around.
Amsterdam’s Bloemenmarkt is its flower market and the only flower market in the world. This has been in existence since 1862. The stores in the market stand on boats, which was how flowers were sold during the day. It’s a very colorful sight in the city with colorful flowers, souvenirs, seedlings of flowers, cafes and various stores. I got to look around for Amsterdam souvenirs, there were so many! I wanted to bring a lot of Netherlands made and themed Christmas ornaments and other knick knacks that you can bring home. I got a souvenir canvas bag (I’m addicted to these because I use them as eco/reusable bags). It was also practical to put the magnets I got to buy. The strip is also lined with cafes and stores like the cheese stores we passed by.
The market is most colorful during Christmastime because they sell Christmas trees and lovely ornaments that you can adorn your trees with.
Open: Monday to Saturday (9 AM to 5:30 PM) and Sunday (11:30 AM to 5:30 PM).
Location: It is on the Singel Canal between Koningsplein and Munplein.
Bloemenmarkt or Flower Market in Amsterdam
Singel 630 to 600
1017 AZ Amsterdam