One of the things I like most about Amsterdam is the fact that people living here are crazy about flowers. They plant them in front of their houses, they hang them from the balconies or windows, they carry them on their bikes and put them in vases in each room of their homes.
It is a ritual here in Amsterdam for women to go to the market on Saturday morning and buy fresh flowers for the house. It is a common view on the street of Amsterdam to see women carrying flowers and I simply love it!
Whereas I`m pretty sure that people buy flowers elsewhere in the world as well, I must say I`ve never seen so many on the streets of any other city.
Just take a walk in Amsterdam and you will see what I mean. Or take a look at these photos taken earlier today, during just a couple of hours:
The blue flowers in the vase and the gladioli are my choice in terms of flowers for the week ahead. 🙂