Floating Flower Market


The Singel is a canal in Amsterdam which is famous for its flower market. The market is unique, because all 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 by barges. Nowadays fresh flowers are still brought in every day; by vans, however, and no longer by boat.

The Flower Market of Amsterdam

The floating flower market was first held in 1862. It has since developed into the best-known flower market of Holland. Whatever your favorite flower is, you are bound to find it here. Merchandise ranges from the traditional Dutch tulips and geraniums to indoor cypresses and plants. Along this part of the Singel canal you’ll also find a lot of souvenirs shops.

Visit the Floating Flower Market

You can visit the floating flower market every day of the week between 9 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. and on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. If you’re visiting Amsterdam in December you’ll notice that the Singel market colors green with masses of Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes.

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