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Flower Market

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  • Day1

    Der Blumenmarkt - ''schwimmender' Markt

    April 10, 2019 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Der Bloemenmarkt (deutsch: Blumenmarkt) ist der bekannteste Markt in der Amsterdamer Innenstadt. Er ist bekannt für ein vielfältiges und großes Angebot an Pflanzen und Blumen. 1883 bekam der Markt seinen heutigen Standplatz an der Singel, zwischen dem Koningsplein und dem Muntplein. Zu dieser Zeit hieß der Markt „Bäume- und Pflanzenmark“ (Holländisch Bomen- en plantenmarkt). Im 19. Jahrhundert fuhren die Blumenverkäufer mit Booten auf der Amstel und verkauften ihre Ware direkt vom Boot. Auch heute sind die Marktstände auf (festliegenden) Booten untergebracht. Der Markt ist täglich geöffnet. In den letzten Jahrzehnten wurde der Bloemenmarkt hauptsächlich zu einer Attraktion für Touristen. Das Assortiment ist dementsprechend angepasst. Außer Zier- und Schnittblumen sind viele Sorten von Blumenzwiebeln und Souvenirs erhältlich. Auch wir haben zugeschlagen und uns ein paar Tulpenzwiebeln gekauft.Read more

  • Day1

    Kaaskelder & Old Amsterdam

    April 10, 2019 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Natürlich kann man nicht in Amsterdam oder Holland sein, ohne Käse zu genießen. Direkt am Blumenmarkt sind einige Käsegeschäfte, welche wir zum Großteil auch angeschaut haben. Alle diese Geschäfte befinden sich, wie zuvor schon mal erwähnt, unter dem Straßenlevel. Natürlich sind auch diese Läden auf Touristen ausgerichtet, also ist probieren möglich. Wir haben ein bisschen guten Käse probiert und haben uns auch ein wenig Käse fürs Frühstück morgen gekauft. Viel war nicht möglich, weil wir noch länger unterwegs waren.Read more

  • Day39

    Flowers, Photography and Books

    October 12, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Relaxed start, but trained in to Amsterdam for midday. Lots of tourists (and there's presumably more in the main season). Bit overwhelming at first but nice streets and strolls. Overall did feel relatively touristy and there were more tourist traps than normal places (at least where we walked).

    Had some frites (fries) with sauce in a cone - yum. Then continued strolling and ended up at the flower market. Pretty. Stopped at the Christmas shop (so much easier than Paris). Nice shop and some nice ornaments. Undecided yet on what we'll get. They have some ones by Jim Shore (famous-ish?) - but most are on pricey side (although better than Harrods which were pricey but average). Saw lots of the Royal Blue Dutch things - quite pretty.

    Wandered over to FOAM - a photography art gallery. Bit expensive for the size but still nice - and nice having a break from the masses. Had exhibits from a bunch of young talented photographers from all over the globe, and an exhibit on André Kertész, a Hungarian photographer born in 1894 (some beautiful black and white photos).

    Some of the young ones were cool - particularly an Iranian taking photos of petrol smugglers (a dangerous profession caused by low petrol prices in Iran and low employment, with demand for petrol in Pakistan high).

    Also one by a Polish artist who used typical American Suburbia 1950's photos of happy people and then distorted them in humorous ways to change the meaning entirely.

    Also one by a Mexican woman who felt that in the early days of photography, women were the subject of the lens versus the photographer. She also explored how the image of women were male-defined. She took the photos of these women through the ages and tweaked them to strengthen  and unobjectify them. Very interesting!

    Finished up, ate sandwiches and continued walking. Found a used bookstore with heaps of levels and lots of English books. Not dirt cheap, but still fine, and great to discover the unexpected 4 levels (and with alphabetical sorting). They even had a Juliet Marillier book (Dunedin/Australian writer who went to OGHS)! Got ourselves a couple of books and went on our way back to Haarlem - train easy to use so far.

    Home cooked meal for us tonight! Bolognese which was good and some real Italian wine (even managed to de cork it more or less properly).
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  • Day2

    Bloemenmarkt

    June 24, 2016 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Un arcobaleno di colori e una nuvola di profumi: questo è ciò che troverete al Bloemenmarkt, il mercato dei fiori di Amsterdam. Le bancarelle sono una attaccata all’altra e i passaggi sono stretti perché invasi dai fiori in ogni angolo. Tutto il mercato è galleggiante, infatti ogni bancarella è una chiatta che galleggia sull’acqua. Si trova sul canale Singel, tra Koningsplein e Muntplein, ma in realtà basta seguire il profumo di fiori!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Flower Market, Blumenmarkt, Bloemenmarkt