This is our “top tip” for Amsterdam so we’d thoroughly recommend a visit. It’s a sea of colour in all seasons. You can buy your tulips as souvenirs or just browse around and smell the flower fragrances. There is no pressure to buy anything, so you can just spend time looking at what’s available. If you do want to buy though, the stall holders are all very knowledgable and are happy to help – most speak excellent English. This is an extract from our free Amsterdam City Guide.
The vibrant colours and range of flowers and plants make this a truly fascinating place to visit. Some of the stalls make the most of the available space by overhanging the canal or being supported by boats. We visited in December, but even in the dark winter, the colours were stunning. A visit to the market will not take more than an hour, but it’s well worth calling in.
If flowers are your thing, there are lots of tours and excursions you can take from Amsterdam to see some of the most impressive displays. The Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields tour consistently gets good reviews, as does the Tulips and Windmills day trip.
The Amsterdam flower market is open daily. Monday to Saturday, 9am – 5.30pm, Sunday 11am – 5.30pm.
LOCATION & MAP
The Amsterdam flower market is on the Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein.
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