Saturday, 9 January 2016

The Unique Flower Auction At Aalsmeer

image credit: Rick Payette

The Aalsmeer Flower Auction takes place in the town of Aalsmeer in the Netherlands. It is by far the busiest and largest floral market in the world. Everyday 20 million flowers arrive here from all over the world.

Whilst a large majority of the flowers sold at the Aalsmeer auction are from the Netherlands, many come from far off places like Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. The warehouse itself, where the trading takes place, is the largest building by footprint in the world, covering 518,000 square meters or 243 acres.

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