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Stop and smell the flowers at Bloemenmarkt
The world’s only floating flower market is moored to the southern banks of Singel canal in Amsterdam. This unique attraction has existed since the mid-19th century and was built on the water in order to make it easier for flower traders to move their wares through Amsterdam’s canals. Today, the market features around 15 individual stalls, mounted on barges, that sell a whole host of products related to horticulture, such as ready-to-plant tulip bulbs, fresh bouquets of flowers and garden ornaments.
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Check out Dappermarkt
All of Amsterdam’s daily markets have their own distinctive charm and each sells a wide selection of products ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to hand-knitted woollen sweaters. Although Albert Cuyp Markt in de Pijp or Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam-Centrum are attractive due to their centrality, these markets can get notoriously busy (especially during the weekends). Dappermarkt, on the other hand, is only a little bit further away and contains an equal variety of local delights, clothing and fresh food. The market runs down the middle of Amsterdam-Oost, and is within walking distance from the area’s largest park, Oosterpark.