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Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam


The Bloemenmarkt is known as the world’s only floating flower market, it’s been open since 1860, the houseboats represent how supply boats would come to Amsterdam daily and sell products, the market has been one of the main supplies of flowers to the central of Amsterdam and its tourists.

The market is situated along the Singel Canal, near the Muntplein square, in the heart of Amsterdam. The Bloemenmarkt has a long history and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The market has around 15 florists, garden shops and souvenir gift shops.

The Bloemenmarkt has its roots in the 19th century when flower sellers would gather on houseboats to sell their products. Over time, it evolved into a proper flower market, still retaining its floating character. In addition to flowers and plants, the market also offers souvenirs, Dutch ceramics, and other related items.

While the Bloemenmarkt is a year-round attraction, it is especially vibrant during the spring when tulips are in full bloom. During the Christmas holiday in December, the flower market will sell green Christmas trees of all sorts and varieties.

Bloemenmarkt Information

TypeFloating flower market
FeaturesFlowers, bulbs, plants, souvenirs, Dutch ceramics
AccessibilityPublic transportation, walking, biking, boat tours, taxi/rideshare

Bloemenmarkt Opening Hours

The Bloemenmarkt is open with the following opening hours:

Monday to Saturday09.00 to 17.30
Sunday11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m
Bloemenmarkt Opening Hours

How to Get to Bloemenmarkt

Bloemenmarkt is located in the city centre, on the Singel Canal. Amsterdam has an extensive public transportation system, including trams, buses, and the metro. You can use the city’s public transportation options to reach the Bloemenmarkt easily.

  • Depending on your starting point, you can take Tram 1, 2, or 5 and get off at the “Koningsplein” tram stop. The Bloemenmarkt is a short walk from there.
  • The nearest metro station is Waterlooplein, a 10-minute walk away.
  • Amsterdam is a very bike-friendly city, and biking is a common mode of transportation for both locals and tourists. You can rent a bike from various rental shops in the city and easily cycle to the Bloemenmarkt.
  • Taxis and rideshare services like Uber are also available in Amsterdam. You can request a ride to drop you off at or near the Bloemenmarkt.

Bloemenmarkt Location

The Bloemenmarkt is located on the Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein.

Singel 630, 600 Amsterdam, Netherlands