The FloraHolland flower auction in Aalsmeer (between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport) is the largest and busiest floral market in the world. Daily, around 20 million flowers are traded here. Visitors are welcome but must arrive early and only observe the action from walkways several meters above the flowers and the busy warehouse floor where mini transportation trains crisscross the world’s largest covered market at astonishing speed.
Days to visit
The Flora Holland flower auction in Aalsmeer takes place every weekday from 7 am to 11 am (only until 9 am on Thursday). It is advisable to arrive as early as possible, because in the early hours everything is in full activity and the duration of the auctions can be shorter on certain days.
Please avoid disappointment by understanding in advance that the Aalsmeer flower auction is not Keukenhof. You will not get up close and personal with the flowers – the most interesting aspect of the Aalsmeer flower market is seeing the logistics in action, rather than admiring flowers.
Flowers arrive from around 10 pm and is cooled and sorted during the night. The auctions are early morning with bought flowers distributed immediately. By late afternoon, all the flowers will have moved out and the warehouse prepared for the next round.
Would you like a private tour taking you here? Contact Amsterdam VIP Tours and we will arrange it for you? Wear comfortable shoes – it is still a long walk!
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