Saturday, 22 June 2013

Flower Market Amsterdam

I've just spent most of the last week in Holland! It was fabulous. One of the many wonderful places we visited was the Flower Market in Amsterdam, the Bloemenmarkt.

A whole block of floating stalls.


I'd expected it to be a sea of fresh flowers. And there were some. 







But it was mainly bulbs on our visit. Of every type, and in every form. 





I'd never seen cyclamen bulbs before


Buddha Palm bulbs
There were a few reminders that it was Amsterdam after all. 



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15 comments:

BookPlease said...

Fascinating and so beautiful! I'd love to go to Holland. I can't believe those starter kits!! And the cyclamen bulbs look like dried figs - I've never seen them before either.

Brona Joy said...

Such a colourful post Louise - a pity you can't bring some of those bulbs back into the country!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lovely lovely flowers )all those bulb choices)but the "cannabis starter kit" cracked me up LOL

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for the gorgeous tour of Amsterdam...a place I want to visit!

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Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I bet the customs agents are watching for the Starter Kits!

rippleeffects said...

What beautiful photos! Glad you're enjoying a wonderful trip. Buddha Palm bulbs look so interesting, wonder what their flowers are like. Will you be visiting the bulb farm? I saw pictures of them and they're massive.

Ginx Craft said...

Great photos. I love all the bright flowers, but the photo I like best are the palm bulbs.

Irene said...

Absolutely amazing. I'd love to be there.

Melinda Ott said...

Great pictures! I don't really think of Amsterdam as a place to buy cacti (but, cannabis...that I can see....)

gautami tripathy said...

You made my day posting these photos!

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Joy said...

I had no idea there were so many bulbs! But Amsterdam would be the place to find them.

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drbethnolan said...

Beautiful shots - I love the first one! I've never been there, but would like to! :) --beth

Paulita said...

So thrilled to travel with you. Are you allowed to take bulbs home with you? I won't ask about the cannabis starter kit.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi , this is a place I would certainly love to return to , having not been there for a long long time, and hopefully meet a few bloggers who can show us around,, great to get a tour guide who lives there,

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi , this is a place I would certainly love to return to , having not been there for a long long time, and hopefully meet a few bloggers who can show us around,, great to get a tour guide who lives there,