The Floating Flowers of Amsterdam

There’s only one more Amsterdam blog post after this and I’m quite sad about it! I’ve loved talking about all the things I got up to on my trip there and it was a really wonderful time. This week, I wanted to share a few photos from the Bloemenmarkt, which is the world’s only floating flower market. It’s one of Amsterdam’s most famous attractions, and is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the city.

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt

It’s the place to go for flowers of all kinds, whether that’s bouquets, potted plants, seeds and bulbs, or even artificial flowers, they have everything in a riot of colours. They also sell the traditional wooden tulips that a lot of people buy, and they’re really quite pretty. Looking back I wish I’d bought some since it’s a nightmare keeping plants alive in my flat, but I guess I’ll just have to go back to Amsterdam soon!

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt Cat

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt Wooden Tulips

It’s really easy to find the Bloemenmarkt, as it’s centrally located and you can spot it easily once you’re on the right canal. A few of the stalls sell some tacky souvenirs, but the actual flowers themselves are gorgeous. I wish I’d had the opportunity to buy some plants as the cacti in particular were great, but I couldn’t exactly bring them back in my hand luggage.

Amsterdam Bloemenmarkt Cacti

Have you visited the Bloemenmarkt or have you added it to your Amsterdam bucket list?

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1 Comment

  1. Panty Buns
    May 19, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    All of those flowers and plants look extremely pretty and the bulb assortments look fantastic – looking at the beautiful assortments makes me want to plant some next fall. The tulips look amazing! I'm guessing they don't ship internationally? I had never heard of wooden tulips, but they do sound like a wonderful decoration. I have never been to Amsterdam but it looks like a fab place to visit.

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