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'Floating flower market' in Amsterdam is one of the most famous and interesting destinations of this city. The market is well known by its Dutch name ‘Bloemenmarkt’. This beautiful market is situated on one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam ‘The Singel Canal’ between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein. This is said to be a floating market as the stalls are located on the houseboats. A number of flowers as tulips, narcissus and many other bulbs and flowers are kept in the flower stalls for display. Many of the flowers are there that are allowed to export like the bulbs while some others are not. Green Christmas trees are also available in December for the sell. For pleasure and enjoyment tulips are displayed publicly as well as privately.
This is a unique market of its kind not only in the city but in the whole world. The alluring fragrance of the flowers in the air and their incomparable appearance attracts the visitors to visit this place and admire the beauty of the flowers. The market was started in 1862 and now it is one of the most renowned markets in the world. One can find a large variety of unique flowers from around the world here whether it is traditional Dutch Tulips or Geraniums or Cypresses and Manobole plants. Many of these flowers are seasonal also. Some of the new flowers are the result of hybridization of the perennial flowers. Tulips of a large variety and various colours are available here.
This market is a perfect place for locals as well as tourists as everything related to flower trade could be found here. This is a good market for locals as Dutch are fond of the fresh flower and everything related to their interest is available here. The flowers from this market are also exported to various places of the world. The sellers could help out the tourists in giving the information about the plants that is legal to import to their home country. The price of the flowers is actually reasonable as most of the customers are local. It remains open throughout the year but the timing may very a little.
This market is one of its own kinds where the variety of colourful flowers is the real eye catcher and the stalls are technically built on the houseboats. It is not only popular among the locals but an attractive place for tourists also. Once you enter in the market it is almost impossible to come out empty handed. In earlier days the flowers are used to be transported through boats to this market. Now the other means are also available but this old tradition could still be seen. Early morning hours are less busy hours to visit in a quiet atmosphere.
If you visit the market in the afternoon it will provide you a lot of time to praise and purchase the displayed flowers, plants and the bulbs. Besides the flower one can also have a view of Dutch and international art, sculptures and ornaments in the knick-knack shops. In addition to this there is good arrangement of many stalls to enjoy pancakes and coffees also. It is just at a distance of 10 minutes from Dam Square. Many of the trams are available to reach this amazing site. If you are a flower or garden lover this is the place you should never miss to have a nice stroll along this amazing place.
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