I’ve wanted to visit Aalsmeer for awhile, wanted to see it with my own eyes. It really is an impressive operation.
Via Wikipedia – The auction building of the flower auction in Aalsmeer is the third largest building in the world, in terms of floorspace, covering 990,000 m² (10.6 million sq ft).
It’s quite easy to go to Aalsmeer from Amsterdam, 30 minute bus ride and that’s mostly due to stoplights & traffic. Once there the visitors entrance is clearly marked. It costs 5 euros for entrance. Once you pay you are permitted to walk around on a viewing platform, it’s a very long walkway the wraps around the building & along the way they have signs which explain what you are seeing.
click here to watch a video I took at Aalsmeer, it’s pretty impressive to see constant movement:
So, what do you think? I took tons more photos and found it hard to narrow down. I loved being here, watching the constant movement. Wondering where the flowers would be sent. Figuring I was seeing some flowers on their way to our wholesalers here in Denver. It was a really cool experience, if you love flowers make sure you visit here someday!
For more information be sure to visit Flora Holland’s website.
Tomorrow.. floating flower market of Amsterdam!