Aaslmeer Flowers Auction

When you think about the Netherlands, Dutch tulips are probably among the first things that come to mind. And how about roses, daisies, gerberas and lilies?

Just 15 kilometers away from Amsterdam there is a small town called Aalsmeer.Aalsmeer, famous for the fact that it’sthe place wherethe auction, that decides the fate of all the flowers on the planet, is held. Starting at this auction, the flowers travel to the most diverse corners of the planet, where they get into stores, and then into the hands of happy customers.

The annual turnover of this auction is not difficult to imagine if you know that about 70% of all flowers in the world are sold every day – about 21 million of them.

The importance of the flower exchange is reflected by the size of the building where it’s held. The territory of the auction is comparable with the Principality of Monaco! This place is where beauty turns into money, becomes part of the business. The largest auction in the world starts early in the morning, as the flowers are a product that is not stored for long, and there needs to be enough time to sell them, and time to deliver them to different parts of the world as well.

Flowers come here late at night. They come by ships, airplanes and trucks. When the bidding starts, the atmosphere in the rooms is heated. Each buyer tries to have time to push the button on time to be able to buy goods for a handsome price.

You will see the inner life of the auction, which is so intense that it looks like an anthill from the side. It’s hard believe that all the fuss that is going here is actually abattleoverflowers.

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Tour information

*Haarlem (with the Frans Hals museum) and the Flower Auction in Aalsmeer – duration: 5 hours

Excursions

Amsterdam
Amsterdam sightseeing tour
Red Lights district
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum (National Gallery)
A tuk-tuk tour in Amsterdam
Canal-cruise in the candlelight
The Royal Palace, Amsterdam
Amsterdam – the city of Rembrandt
A tour to the world of purses
Amsterdam sightseeing tour on a private boat
The history of Dutch seafaring

Holland
The Hague and the North Sea
Delft
Madurodam
ZaanseSchans – mill park
Fishing village Volendam
Holland as it is
Utrecht
Castle de Haar
Marken – the former isle
Castle Muiderslot
Keukenhofflower park
Tour to Edam
Rotterdam
Haarlem (Frans Hals museum)
Flowers Auction, Aaslmeer
A village with no roads
Zaandam (The house where Peter the Firststayed)
Het Loo Palace
Zuiderzee” Enkhuizen (the open-air museum Zuiderzee)
Alkmaar (cheese market)

Authors Excursions
Glory to the bicycle!
A day of the life of Rembrandt
The Dutch Adventure
Tram #8
Tourist-free Holland
Open-air museum in Arnhemt

Belgium and Luxembourg
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Antwerp
Bruges
Gent
Brussels Beer Tour
Waterloo
Dinant
Namur
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Leuven and Maastricht
Mechelen
Oyster farms of Zealand
Chimay Abbey and castle Bouillon
Liege
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Aachen
A tour to the ancient city of Echternach
The wine road tour
Excursion to the medieval castles Vianden and Beaufort
The German part of the Moselle valley
Four countries in one day: Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Germany
Trier, the most ancient city in Germany