The Randstad Sights

Bloemenveiling FloraHolland

  • Legmeerdijk 313 Map It
  • Aalsmeer
  • Market/Bazaar

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Five days a week from the predawn hours until midmorning, the largest flower auction in the world takes place in the biggest commercial building in the world—it's the size of 120 soccer fields. You can watch the proceedings from the catwalk above as carts laden with flowers and plants zip about at warp speed. The buying system is what's called a Dutch auction—the price goes down, not up, on a large "clock" on the wall (though there are also Internet buyers these days). The buyers sit lecture-style with buzzers on their desks; the first to register a bid gets the bunch, and they work their way through 50 million purchases of flowers and plants daily.

Sight Information

Address:

Legmeerdijk 313, Aalsmeer, 1431 GB, Netherlands

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Phone:

088-789–8989

Sight Details:

  • €6
  • Mon.–Wed. and Fri. 7–11 am, Thurs. 7–9

Published 11/18/2015

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