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The World's Largest Tulip Auction and Flower Market

Did you know that 36% of the world's tulips and flowers in general are traded each day in the world famous Dutch flower auction and market called 'The Bloemenveiling'? The Bloemenveiling, located in Aalsmeer, just outside Amsterdam in Holland is known as 'The world marketplace for flowers and plants'. And the auction is amazing to behold.

It is absolutely breathtaking in terms of size. You've never seen so many tulips and flowers under one roof! Imagine an indoor flower market literally dozens of football fields long and you will get some sense of the enormity of the indoor market. Row after row of remarkable tulips in every color as far as the eye can see. 6,300 flower and tulip growers are located inside this market.Truly, the Bloemenveiling flower market is a remarkable place and one that you shouldn't miss if you ever venture near Holland.
Every day over 19 million flowers and tulips and two million plants are auctioned and sold at this market. 55,000 dutch auctions take place each day matching buyers and
sellers. This flower auction sets the world price for plants and flowers, including tulips and tulip bulbs. You can actually watch the auctions as a guest of the Boemenveiling.

The world's largest tulip auction and market is open between 7.30 and 11 a.m. Since the auctions happen early, the best times to visit are between 7.30 and 9.00 a.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Here is the address in case you'd like to visit. 
Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer
Legmeerdijk 313
Postbus 1000
1430 BA Aalsmeer
www.aalsmeer.com / www.aalsmeer.nl

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