Aalsmeer Flower Auction (Bloemenveiling Aalsmeer) is a flower auction that takes place in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. It is the largest flower auction in the world. The Aalsmeer Flower Auction building is the fourth largest building by footprint in the world, covering 518,000 square metres (5,580,000 sq ft; 128 acres). Flowers from all over the world – Europe, Israel, Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and other countries—are traded every day in this gigantic building. Around 20 million flowers are sold daily. This increases by around 15 percent around special days such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. Their flowers are subjected to around 30 quality checks so that they can be graded on a scale (A1, A2 and B).
The auction is set up as a Dutch auction in which the price starts high and works its way down. Bidders get only a few seconds to bid on the flowers before they are sold and passed on to the new owner. On 1 January 2008, the auction company merged with its biggest competitor Royal FloraHolland.
|Monday||5:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||5:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||5:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||5:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||5:30 AM – 4:00 PM|
Prajwal Koirala | Aug 19, 2017
Its a great place to go during free time don't plan on spending more than an hour here.
Daniel Veruzab | Feb 27, 2017
It is very interesting to have a look here once. There are so many people working there! There are many companies that are established there and most of them are flex companies. Also you can find a small gift shop there if that interests you.
Reinier Vos | Apr 30, 2016
When visiting Amsterdam, one might like to escape the dazzling city centre. The Aalsmeer flower auction can be a great side step and offers a very Dutch experience. The flower auction is an enormous hub in the flora business. The auction is opened up for tourist and shows the visitor everything about the interesting flower business. The flower auction is very accessible via public transport and is not as crowded as many other Dutch tourist hotspots. Definitely recommend to visit.
Benditofavorito LDA | Apr 20, 2018
Arieh Szabo | Jul 22, 2017
Great place to visit. Wonderful flowers and interesting activity
Marko Kovacev | Apr 19, 2018
Very unique place. Great experience!
Lilka | May 22, 2018
Nice job my Dutch friends
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