The Bloemenmarkt was the world's only floating flower market.[1] Founded in 1862, it is sited in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on the Singel River between Muntplein and Koningsplein in the city's southern canal belt.[2] It has 15 souvenir and gift shops, with only a few still selling fresh flowers. Today, the market is one of the main suppliers of dried tulip bulbs and tulip paraphernalia to tourists visiting Amsterdam.


  1. Time Out Amsterdam Edition 9. Random House. 2005. p. 170. ISBN 1-904978-36-3.
  2. "Floating flower market". Meet The Cities.

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