Amsterdam Sights

Bloemensingel / Flower Market

plants, flowers, and bulbs displayed on floating barges

The floating flower market at the Singel Canal is one of the most colorful and fragrant places of interest of Amsterdam in all four seasons. It is unique in that the merchandise is displayed on floating barges. This is a relic from the days when the flowers and plants sold at this market were shipped in from the horticultural areas around the city by barges. Fresh flowers are still brought in every day; by vans, however, and no longer by boat.

Amsterdam's floating flower market at the Singel

Dutch tulips

This floating flower market on one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam, the Singel, was first held in 1862. It has since developed into the best-known flower market of Holland. Whatever your favorite flower, you are bound to find it here. Merchandise ranges from the traditional Dutch tulips and geraniums to delicate indoor cypresses and manobole plants from the Easter Islands. Typically Dutch souvenirs are sold too. In December the market colors green with masses of Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes.

How to get there?

tram1, 2, 5 - stop Koningsplein   /   4, 9, 14, 16 - stop Muntplein
parkingParkKing Kalverstraat

Flower Market

The Flower Market is located on the Singel Canal, between Koningsplein and Muntplein.

Amsterdam's floating flower market

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Opening hours

Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Nearby sights

Allard Pierson Museum   archaeological museum
Begijnhof  enclosed courtyard from the 14th century
Kalverstraat  shopping street
Museum Willet-Holthuysen   canal mansion from 1685
Rembrandtplein   popular nightlife centre
Tuschinski   art deco cinema