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“Millions of bulbs, very few cut flowers”

Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt
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Owner description: Located on the Singel Canal, the fantastic displays of flowers at this floating flower market is beautiful to behold.
Reviewed June 5, 2013

It's probably the time of the year (early June), so every shop was selling various bulbs and very few cut flowers. There were only a few shops selling flowers, towards the end of the market (Koningsplein end). I bought 10 French paper roses for 7.50 euros. I did buy a lovely long scarf, black background with yellow tulips for 15 euros. It's made of "100% artificial silk" whatever that is!

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Bloemenmarkt is actually a floating flower market. However, you can't really feel it is floating as it is a row of on side with extended permanent houseboats running parallel and the other side shops selling souvenirs.

Not much of flowers during my visit late April, but managed to buy some souvenirs. Try to go inner shops where you get some souvenir especially T-shirts cheaper. It's not much of the flower blooming season and the shops emphasised selling bulbs instead of the flowers, but I've no interest buying them!

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Had an enjoyable stroll through the Flower market, passing by clusters of colourful tulips, roses and sunflowers. There's a wide variety of bulbs and seeds on sale (dahlias, peonies, calla lilies, etc) and even cannabis starter kits :)

For Canadians and Americans who want to bring back souvenir tulip bulbs -- avoid the places that export bulbs for you and find the rack of tulip bulbs with a big yellow sign that says "For US and Canada". A bag of 10 bulbs costs 5 € ... a good deal compared to the 12€ bulbs at the airport of middling variety. I got a bag of Rococo bulbs (red with green fringe) and a bag of Triumph Blue for my mom, who mentioned how much bigger the bulbs are than the ones she's seen in our local nurseries. There is a certificate of inspection on the underside of the label -- this is what you show the customs person at the border. I had no problems going through.

Yes, there are also lots of stores selling silly clog trinkets and keychains but just bypass that stuff if you're not into it... instead, go eat at the yummy Indonesian restaurant nearby.

Thank xjynx
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

If you like flowers, wanna buy tulip bulbs or just enjoy the colorful shops - this is the place. They also sell souvenirs. It's not far from the city center: just walk along the Singel Canal and you hit it. So many colors and flowers, orchids, and as many tulip bulbs as you want. Visit this place - it is not far from anywhere.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Flower Market was a real disappointment on a May trip. There were very few flowers - mostly roses - no tulips, except fake ones. Plenty of bulbs and souvenirs for sale with each shop exactly like the previous one. Luckily we stopped by on the walk to the Rijksmuseum, but it isn't worth a specific trip.

1  Thank Festina L
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