Flower Market in Amsterdam (niderl. Bloemenmarkt) is the world’s only floating flower market and one of the major attractions of Amsterdam.
Flowers on this site were sold from the XVII century, when merchants were selling flowers on the boats, sailing along the city streets. Market before 1862 was located on channel Sint Lyusienval (niderl. Sint-Luciënwal), the former part of the city moat. Once there were plans to eliminate the pit (it was filled in 1889), the market moved to a modern place. In 1862 he located on the Singel canals, close to Dam Square.
Shops are located on barges along the waterfront. Until the 1960. they only sold cuted flowers in the market .Currently, the market operates primarily as a tourist attraction. There you can see local and exotic flowers and plants, or buy a souvenir. Tulips are best represented. The bulbs are sold in bulk packages with average price of 3-5 euros per dozen.