Floating Flower Market The Singel Flower Market is one of the most colorful and fragrant places of interest in 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.
This floating flower market on one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam was first held in 1862. It has since developed into the bestknown 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. Typical Dutch souvenirs are sold too. In December the market colors green with masses of Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes. The market is open Mondays through Fridays from 9am till 6pm and Saturdays from 9am till 5pm.
Location: Singel, between the Koningsplein and the Munt.
How to get there:
Floating Flower market is located in the center of Amsterdam on the Singel canal. From Central station you can stroll through shopping street Kalverstraat till the end, or take tram #1, 2 or 5. Check the city map for location.