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Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer

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Address: Legmeerdijk 313, 1431 GB Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 310297397000
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Prepare your visit: Go to the Google Play Store/Apple Store and download...

Prepare your visit: Go to the Google Play Store/Apple Store and download the IZI.TRAVEL app. Open the izi.TRAVEL app en click on the compass button on the lower left side of your screen. Type in 'Aalsmeer' via the search bar and open the Royal FloraHolland audiotour. Have fun! Our location at Aalsmeer is the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. And it's just a stone's throw from Schiphol airport. The earlier you get here, the more you see. From the Visitor Centre, walk across a gallery through the auction complex. At the end of the gallery, you'll arrive at the auction halls where you'll see the flowers come before the auction clock. As you walk around, you'll find information panels which explain - in four languages - the auction process and the activities you'll be watching. There's no need to sign up for this tour in advance. You can also explore the auction with a professional guide. Reservation on the website, extra charge.

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So much fun

This is a very enlightening tour to see how many flowers go thru this auction every day. It's fun just to watch all the flowers being moved around so quickly. We never knew the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Green Valley, Arizona
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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very enlightening tour to see how many flowers go thru this auction every day. It's fun just to watch all the flowers being moved around so quickly. We never knew the process a flower goes through to get to your vase.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here twice now, its definitely worth the early wake up! They open for visitors at seven, its our recommendation that you should be there at seven, the earlier you're the more flowers you can see! The interactive app is worth downloading(it's free). It's amazing to see all those flowers been driven around and the diversity in sheer number... More 

1 Thank Thijs2014
Almere-Buiten, Flevoland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the largest flower auction of the world. If you're interested to see an important sector of the Dutch economy in motion, visit this place. Be present as early as possible (visitor centre opens at 7.00 am). Trading flowers is for early birds. Free parking (#23) on top of the buidling. Prepare for a good walk as the auction... More 

1 Thank Joep K
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You got them 50 min by bus from Amsterdam 5€ each way bus 172 from Centraal station earlier after 7 am the better as then is the action only need 60 min or so there You will be impressed at the action movt efficiency and smell Look it is a great way to spend a morning in Amsterdam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We totally agree with all the posters here that this flower auction is not to be missed. Do arrive as early as you can, we were there at 7 when the doors opened and stayed until 9:30. The action had definitely calmed down by then, so go early. I do disagree about the public transportation, we got the bus (172)... More 

3 Thank TazjnMing
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I'd read the reviews and thought "It can't be all that good." But it is. It's really fascinating to watch the movement of pallets of flowers around the floor as they get sorted out to send to buyers. The auction itself is also fascinating to watch, but it goes FAST! Go early since it's over at 11:00 (we left Centraal... More 

Thank FuelScience
Lake Athabasca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We enjoyed watching all the action of the workers filling the flower orders. Really you don't need much more than an hour or two to observe all the action. There are a few green screens that the market has set up towards the end of your walk that you can use to take some fun pictures and videos. We arrived... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 7:30 AM and would recommend arriving even earlier. Watching all the workers in this massive facility, the size of 220 football fields, was like watching a choreographed dance. You view them as you walk over them on a platform and are amazed at how efficiently and smoothly they work. You also get to see the buyers bidding... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Parking is free and is quite a hike to the visitors center but it is worth it. If you've ever wondered where your flowers cone from and you are in the Netherlands you must visit this place. It is not free but it is a cool place to visit and experience the inner workings of the world's largest flower auction.... More 

1 Thank Frances V
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Nothing prepares you for the scale of this operation - 120 football fields long and flowers as far as the eye can see. Getting there is not simple - there is a 20 min walk involved if you take the bus - and even at 8am most of the action was done. Still, it was fascinating to see the largest... More 

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