It is really spring when the Flower and Plant Market is back on the Amstelveld. Among the delicate, soft green of the budding leaves of the wingnut trees, it is one big colorful flower and plant party. Every Monday from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. until the harsh fall weather starts, usually early November. The atmospheric, almost French-looking Amstelveld is located between Utrechtsestraat and Reguliersgracht, and between Kerkstraat and Prinsengracht. You also succeed in organic vegetables and herbs, cut flowers, seeds and bulbs and a number of tasty local products. https://d.facebook.com/Amstelveld-Plantenmarkt-1375546749436320/ .
Fine growers on the Amstelveld
Grower Aad Rozen has, in addition to countless bulbs and seeds, various types of soil and fertilizers on offer. Can't find the plants on your wish list? Then simply order it at Dik Siemons. He is also on the organic farmer's market on the Noordermarkt, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See https://www.noordermarkt-amsterdam.nl/nl/ondernemers/dik-siemons.
The special range of perennials from Dirk de Winter from De Morgen nursery in Obdam ( http://www.ecologicalplantingdesign.com/index.php/kwekerij-de-morgen/ ) also makes us happy. You always buy more than was actually intended, and you get expert advice for free and for nothing.
Take a break from the large selection at the Flower and Plant Market on the leafy terrace of brasserie Nel or right on the water of the Prinsengracht at Café Marcella. And for those who, like me, love crazy, special objects and surprises: further down the Prinsengracht, not far from the bridge at the Reguliersgracht, opposite De Duif, is a crazy houseboat called Nessie . Personally, I think he looks more like a whale than a legendary Scottish monster. The organically shaped houseboat is entirely made of corten steel and glass. It took the owners eight years to get a permit - from me they had received it immediately.