Aalsmeer is a town in the Netherlands, located approximately 13 km southwest of Amsterdam. It is best known as host to the largest flower auction in the world.
Visitors to the FloraHolland flower auction complex can see the auction rooms and gallery. The auction building is the third largest building in the world, in terms of floorspace. Flowers from all over the world are traded here.
Things to See & Do
* FloraHolland - Flower auction rooms
* Aalsmeer Historical Gardens
* Panorama Tulipland
* Voyage on Wsteinder Rondvaart boat
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – Dutch
Land Area – 20.58 km²
Population – 30,189 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +31
Port Location – Ships dock right at the main cruise ship terminal just a ten minute walk from Amsterdam's central train station and the entrance to the central part of Amsterdam's grid of canals and streets.
Transport Links – Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport offers connections all over Europe and the world. Direct trains connect Amsterdam to Paris, to major Belgian cities like Brussels and Antwerp, and to German cities like Cologne, Frankfurt or Berlin. Ferries run from Amsterdam to Britian and Norway. Buses are the most economical way to travel to and from Amsterdam.
There are numerous bus services connecting Aalsmeer to Amsterdam. The bus interchange in Aalsmeer is called the Hortensiaplein.