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The Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam is a unique floating flower market. It has been operating from the Singel canal since 1862, and is the only one left in the Netherlands. The market’s 15 stalls float on pontoons, spilling out onto Singel Street in front. Apart for the iconic Dutch tulips, you can pick up bulbs and seeds, as well as other souvenirs.
The flowers available depend on the season. Generally, you’ll find tulips in the spring, roses in summer and, of course, Christmas trees in December. Even if you are not in Amsterdam in the winter, you can still pick up traditional tree ornaments and candles from the Christmas stall that is open all year round.
Flowers at the Bloemenmarkt are reasonably priced but don’t be afraid to negotiate, as you’ll only be going along with the long history of trading in Holland.
There are also plenty of stalls and shops specialising in the traditional Dutch crafts such as Delfts Blauw porcelain, painted clogs and delicious Dutch cheese. Stop off in the café for a taste of Gouda or Edam in a toasted sandwich.
You can easily while away an hour or two browsing the stalls, learning about all the flowers and immersing yourself in the many sweet scents. Great photos of the market stalls can be taken from the bridges spanning the canal.
The Flower Market is located on the stretch of water between the Konigsplein and Muntplein bridges. The stalls are open every day and there is no charge for entry to the market, but it can get very busy. If you are travelling on public transport, both trams and buses from Central Station stop at Konigsplein and Muntplein. As car parking is very limited in the city centre, it’s best to leave your car in the park-and-ride car parks at the edge of the city, and travel in by public transport.
The location was great, short walk to the train station and a tram stop right outside.
Beautiful property right on the canal. Walking distance to the Tram to take you to Central Station, Dam Square, Flower District and/or Van Gogh Museum. The hotel smelled so nice and you felt like you were in old Europe with luxury. The beds were the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in a hotel. The ...
Comfortable room. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Located within walking distance of central Amsterdam. Easy to get to on public transport from the airport. Would highly recommend this hotel.
Some utilities have to be fixed . For example, shower water flow altered between hot and cold causing burns to my skin
The room was really cosy and very modern. Staff in the lobby were really helpful, and the hotel was easy to get around. Very central and close to many restaurants, cafes and shops. Would definitely stay at Eden Hotel again in the future.
it was fine - liked the free fudge every day. Staff very polite and helpful