Bloemenmarkt

Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Bloemenmarkt Reviews: 3.5/5

Bloemenmarkt
3.5
Flea & Street Markets
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Located on the Singel Canal, the fantastic displays of flowers at this floating flower market is beautiful to behold.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Waterlooplein • 8 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 10 min walk
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KH2013_13
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The market is fun to walk through but you need to understand that because this is a tourist area they don’t expect you to remember which bulbs you bought once you get them home, wait months to have them grow and then remember where you bought them. I was so excited for the ice team tulips as the bulbs I’d bought at home had been killed off in a deep freeze while I was container growing them. I was thrilled to find them at Tulips and more, 614 Singel, so I bought and planted them. I paid extra for the bulbs with the Canada export certificate and as you can see, instead of I e cream, frilly pink parrot and purple/blue tulips I have yellow, pink and what will be orange. In the photo I planted the blue bulbs in the back as they were supposed to be the tallest, the pink in the middle and the ice cream at the front as they were the shortest….I’m sure I’m not the only one. If you are happy just to say you have tulips from Amsterdam it is fine but if you are hoping for a specific variety don’t waste your money here.
Written May 10, 2022
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Brucestewart
Livingston, UK8,753 contributions
Dec 2019
We were walking about Amsterdam one day in December when we came across a 'street' of several stalls selling an incredible number of flower bulbs and seeds. It all looks very impressive but I didn't buy anything as it didn't seem to be the right time of year to be buying the bulbs which surely should have been planted a couple of months previously.

On coming home and looking up the market on the internet I have come across a couple of newspaper articles about the poor quality of the bulbs for sale at this market as established in an official study commissioned by Amsterdam City Council. The flowering success rate was determined to be about 1%! Probably just as well that I didn't buy any then.
Written January 22, 2020
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,191 contributions
Dec 2019
At the Singel, in the city center of Amsterdam, is the market that sells one of the things the Netherlands is most famous for: tulips! At the Amsterdam Flower Market you can buy bulbs as well as other souvenirs and flowers. This unique market exists since 1862 and is still on floating barges. This is a holdover from the time when flowers came into the city from the countryside by boat. They sell ALL kinds of flowers here. We decided not to buy bulbs. If you are not looking for bulbs, you can buy cut flowers, houseplants, or seeds. Allow for ~30 min for your visit unless you're going to shop.
Written February 15, 2020
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Tom D
1 contribution
Aug 2021
I'm surprised that so many foreign visitors expect to find an "authentic" experience at the Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt. It has always been a tourist haunt, ever since I can remember (I'm 50 now). No local will ever buy their flowers from this place!

What you can expect: condescending sellers, who are plying their stuff, which mainly consist of cheap souvenirs, overpriced bulbs and flowers. They think that you're dumb enough to fall for them. With "you" I mean especially American, Russian or Asian tourists (who tend to have rose-tinted views of Europe as a huge outdoor museum spot).
Written August 10, 2021
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feltroneu
George Town, Malaysia2,337 contributions
Dec 2019
It was not in our plane to visit it and we just passed by and stopover. We found that the flower market was really organized and excellent although most flower stalls were selling the same things. So the most popular things to buy from here are souvenirs and flower seeds. We didn't buy any flower seeds as we can't bring them back. So we only bought some souvenirs. We found the stall at one of the corners selling souvenirs at a very cheap price. Maybe it was the cheapest we found in Amsterdam. If you thinking to buy any keychains or fridge magnets or others may consider to go there.
Written April 16, 2020
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Alfred O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
I have ridden my bike through this Floating flower market over the years mucho times . This markets atmosphere represents Amsterdam the real way it is .Of course most of its bulbs dont ever grow or their Seeds dont ever bloom in your garden .But this little street has some unique Suveniors and Christmas ornaments with fun t -shirt stores . I still have some of my shirts from 20 years ago with Crazy characters on them and fun pictures too .Amsterdam has become exstremly over touristed to death over the last 10 years where the Locals have even wished all this would end soon . I can remember my early years here in the 1980's and 1990's when i enjoyed this Wonderful City of Rembrandt and VanGogh with its Weed Coffee shops and used bike stores and quaint One star hotels with a breakfast in the mornings . Sure the Closing down of everything has changed this 17 century city to turn it back to when it was fun to ride my bike at 3. 30 am around the streets in March when my hands would stick to the handle bars from the frost . That is Amsterdam i know .
Written May 28, 2020
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Karen M
Kirkwall, UK502 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Only a short streets worth of stalls but worth the visit. Mainly bulbs for sale but also tulips too. One stall was just flowers & was lovely. Lots of stalls sell Dutch souvenirs - all very similar but worth a look if you want to take something home. The stalls edge the pavement & the shops along the other side are full of traditional Dutch produce - cheese, chocolate, etc. Spend an hour or so wandering & enjoy pancakes or poffertjes in a local cafe
Written February 2, 2020
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Emerald1SteelCity
Southport, UK35 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Disappointing, not worth the walk. Penned as the largest floating flower market. This means some decking on the river to extend the square footage of a market stall. All stalls sell the same things, check them all out as prices differ. Mainly sell tulip bulbs to tourists. Some other bulbs and plants available. All of the stalls sell typical tourist tat, fridge magnets clogs etc. Will take you less than 30 mins to look around.
Written August 5, 2020
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Anne D
Wimborne Minster, UK4,332 contributions
Aug 2019
The Amsterdam flower market was a short walking distance from our hotel, Banks Mansion. I was a little disappointed at the absence of actual flowers, as it appeared mostly bulbs and other unrelated souvenir-type products were the main items for sale in the line of shops lining the Singel. As a keen gardener, unless I intended to stock up on rather expensive tulip bulbs there wasn't really a lot that caught my attention.
Written January 13, 2020
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Tasha
Reading, UK37 contributions
Dec 2019
Definitely need to pop down to the flower markets when visiting Amsterdam! We visited in the winter during December time in the Christmas holidays, so was obviously quite busy... although visiting later during the day closer to closing hours it seemed quiet. Beautiful to walk through wether buying or sight seeing.. no flowers really availble to buy in the winter due to the time of the year, however there are lots of pretty artificial flowers to buy which are good for souvenirs :)
Written August 24, 2020
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Bloemenmarkt is open:
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  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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