I did my research before leaving for Amsterdam (WoW has a great city guide) and knew that Bloemenmarkt, the only floating flower market in the world, had to go on my to-do list. It sounded so cool – the flower stalls stood on houseboats. After a biking tour of Amsterdam and its countryside, I went to check it out. It definitely did not disappoint! The flower market was an overwhelming abundance of colors and smells:
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Seeds, bulbs fresh flowers, fake flowers, knick-knack souvenirs, magic beans, grow-your-own-cannabis kits…they’ve got them all.
It was such a shame that I couldn’t bring back these plants…or colorful flower pots for when I will (eventually) get some house plants!
I also discovered the secret on how these flowers looked so fresh – they’re made of wood.
Don’t the roots of this bonsai tree look funny? When I showed the picture to my brother, he said they looked like mandrakes. Haha I’ll have to agree.
And finally, my favorites – the little cacti!!
These looked SO much cooler and more colorful than the measly little cacti that I had in college (which btw, died). I was so sad that I couldn’t buy them all!
I had an excellent time browsing Bloemenmarkt! It was a great place to see and photograph (though be warned, some stalls do not allow it). If only we had more of these things in the states! My desk would be overflowing with mini cacti…
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What are your favorite kinds of plants? Do you have flower markets around your town?
Thanks for reading!