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“You can't bring the flower bulbs from here back into the US, no matter what "certificate" they give you”
Review of Blumenmarkt

Blumenmarkt
Ranked #146 of 532 things to do in Amsterdam
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

Lovely flower market to visit and take pictures at. Lovely place to buy flowers to put in your hotel room. Lovely place to buy bulbs if you are giving them to Dutch friends in Holland. However, you CANNOT bring the bulbs that you buy here into the United States. Some of the vendors will give you a "certificate" stating that the bulbs are cleared for entrance into the US. This certificate is worthless. Your bulbs will be confiscated by US Customs. The only way that you can buy Dutch bulbs is to have them shipped to you by a well known bulb company (and we have many in the US that deal in bulbs from Holland). The flower bulbs that are for shipment to the US are grown in special greenhouses under very careful conditions, so as not to bring "foreign" pests/insects to US soil. Even the bulbs that you buy at Schiphol Airport will not pass customs. Other than that, it is a pretty market, and the stores along the market are interesting as well.

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