Amsterdam’s iconic floating flower market, de Bloemenmarkt, has served as an important hub for the floriculture trade in the Netherlands since the mid-19th century. It was built on waterborne barges in order to make it easier for merchants to moves goods to and from the city via its canals. The market is currently anchored to the southern side of Singel canal and runs between two public plazas called Konigsplein and the Muntplein. Around 15 florists sell their wares at the market on specialised barges that have been turned into floating shop fronts. There’s always an expansive selection of flowers and other products related to gardening available at the market, ranging from meticulously crafted bouquets to ready-to-travel tulip bulbs .