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Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer

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Address: Legmeerdijk 313, 1431 GB Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 310297397000
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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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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I went early in the morning with a group of visitors from India. During that time there's a lot of activity in the auction and a lot of goods available for auctioning. The size... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went early in the morning with a group of visitors from India. During that time there's a lot of activity in the auction and a lot of goods available for auctioning. The size, the logistics and that all with these beautiful products is definitely worth a visit.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the visit that we took from central Amsterdam to Aalsmeer. My husband and I took the bus from central station and it drops you off right at the flower auction. It was a great visual experience, there is an audio tour apparently available with wifi, but the wifi was not working inside the flower warehouse. A lot of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the transit bus out to FloraHolland at 6 AM and arrived before 7, which is the earliest the public is admitted and the recommended time to arrive. The bus ride took a little under 45 minutes to and from and was a wonderful way to experience the local folks commuting and running errands. The self-guided tour itself was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Ironically we visited Royal FloraHolland on 1 September - which is Spring Day for us in South Africa. We started the tour very early in the morning and were taken through the full process of how flowers are received, sorted, sold and distributed. Brilliant business model centered around helping their members and partners prosper! Insightful visit

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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.

Thank Chitti2003
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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 bubbles 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 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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