Aalsmeer is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Its name is derived from the Dutch for eel (aal) and lake (meer). Located practically next door to Schiphol Airport Aalsmeer is where the countrys flower growers hold their auctions. This corporate floraculture can be seen on tours weekday mornings. In season stroll along elevated walkways above hundreds of thousands of flowers bundled on large carts. Tons of flowers are auctioned packed and whisked off to the airport by early afternoon for same-day delivery worldwide.
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The largest flower auction in the world is based in Aalsmeer, along with numerous nurseries and an experimental station for floriculture, the town is sometimes referred to as the flower capital of the world. You can see the beauty of every type of flower here.