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Aalsmeer

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water · History Museums
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). Aalsmeer is bordered by the Westeinderplassen lake, the largest open water of the Randstad, and the Ringvaart Canal. The town is located 13 km (8 mi) southwest of Amsterdam.The town is sometimes referred to as the flower capital of the world, as the largest flower auction in the world is based in Aalsmeer, along with numerous nurseries and an experimental stations for floriculturePopulation centresThe municipality of Aalsmeer consists of the following cities, towns, and villages: Aalsmeer, Kudelstaart, Oosteinde, as well as the hamlet Calslagen.GeologyAalsmeer is located on the border of the former Haarlem Lake. The older portion of town is built on peat, and is surrounded by polders. The polders consist of loamy soil and are 9- below sea level.HistoryAalsmeer is first referenced in a document from 1133 in which it is called "Alsmar" and is granted to the Abbey of Rijnsburg. Diederik VII van Kleef confirmed this grant in an act in 1199. The area was then a wilderness with alders and willow forests.
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Royal Flora Holland
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Westeinderplassen
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Gallerie Sous-Terre
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Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
Tuinbouwmuseum Historische Tuin Aalsmeer
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Aalsmeer

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Garden
Keukenhof Lisse
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Kasteel de Haar Haarzuilens
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Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Zaanse Schans Zaandam
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Amersfoort Zoo Amersfoort
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Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Aalsmeer

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Historic Site
Mill the Lion
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Duration: 30 minutes
Observation Deck
Art Deco Watertoren van Aalsmeer uit 1928
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Dorpskerk Aalsmeer
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Duration: 30 minutes
Park
Het Seringenpark van Aalsmeer uit 1951
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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