What to do and see in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands: The Best Places and Tips

March 1, 2018 Claudia Navarrete

Aalsmeer ( pronunciation (help·info)) 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.
Restaurants in Aalsmeer

1. Royal FloraHolland

Legmeerdijk 313, 1431 GB Aalsmeer, The Netherlands +31 88 789 8989
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4.5 based on 271 reviews

Royal FloraHolland

Prepare your visit: Go to the Google Play Store/Apple Store and download the IZI.TRAVEL app. Open the izi.TRAVEL app en click on the compass button on the lower left side of your screen. Type in 'Aalsmeer' via the search bar and open the Royal FloraHolland audiotour. Have fun! Our location at Aalsmeer is the largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world. And it's just a stone's throw from Schiphol airport. The earlier you get here, the more you see. From the Visitor Centre, walk across a gallery through the auction complex. At the end of the gallery, you'll arrive at the auction halls where you'll see the flowers come before the auction clock. As you walk around, you'll find information panels which explain - in four languages - the auction process and the activities you'll be watching. There's no need to sign up for this tour in advance. You can also explore the auction with a professional guide. Reservation on the website, extra charge.

Reviewed By Michaela - El Dorado Hills, CA

It was worth it to get up early to get out to the auction while the action was frenzied! It was a beehive of activity! It was hard for us to take our eyes off of the floor with all of the rapid and precise movements. Like a synchronized orchestra. And the warehouse is like a city onto itself. So glad we finally made the effort to go on this trip!

2. Westeinderplassen

Stommeerweg, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Westeinderplassen

Reviewed By Tbirdt-bird444 - Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

We took sailinglessons at this lake at the sailingschool there and even got our first official sailing papers so we can rent a sailboat next time we visit. It's a very nice place where you can either use and or rent a boat to explore the surroundings. There are a lot of privatly owned isles but it is still nice to sail arround and through this area. There is also a small beach where you can enjoy some swimmingtime.

3. Tuinbouwmuseum Historische Tuin Aalsmeer

Uiterweg 32 | Besucheradresse: Praamplein, 1431 AN Aalsmeer, The Netherlands +31 297 322 562
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4 based on 25 reviews

Tuinbouwmuseum Historische Tuin Aalsmeer

Reviewed By Munrovia

Beautiful setting on the edge of the garden and with a Terrace overlooking a canal. Lovely friendly staff. Great food which is freshly prepared to order. Excellent apple cake! We went a lunchtime and had booked a table. It was very busy so probably best to book if you can. Recommend a visit.

4. Mill the Lion

Zijdstraat 28, 1431 ED Aalsmeer, The Netherlands +31 297 340 358
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4 based on 23 reviews

Mill the Lion

Corn windmill De Leeuw (the Lion), established at its current location for more than 150 years, is a landmark in the village of Aalsmeer. 22 volunteers keep this cultural heritage working as a living monument that accommodates a regional demand for traditionally milled flours. As part of the historic cultural education local primary schools, as well as tourists, often visit the mill. This monument is also used as a training and examination mill for apprentice millers. Thus Corn windmill De Leeuw is a cultural heritage that caters for traditionally milled flours and historical education.

Reviewed By TheCedarJournal - The Netherlands

This was a perfect stop on our bike trip. As it was working we had to stop and see if we could tour. run by volunteers this windmill out of the 1600's is still operating as a flour mill. You can take a tour (only open two days a week for a short time) for only 1.20 Euro per person. What a deal!
The volunteer guides you up onto the upper levels and explains the flour making process and how the mill works. You can see the flour process as it has been done for hundreds of years and there are pictures of other types of windmills located throughout Holland. When you are done you can purchase the flour that has been milled for a great price. They have a nice selection of mixes from the milled flour to select from.
This was a great way to learn about flour milling and also we got to help move the mill to catch the wind. Can't say enough of what a great way to spend a few minutes on our bike trip.
Recommend that you must be able to climb stairs for the tour.

5. Sloepverhuur Aalsmeer

Oude Spoordijk 20 ws., 1432 AB Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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5 based on 12 reviews

Sloepverhuur Aalsmeer

Private boat hire at the lake of Amsterdam - Westeinderplassen / Aalsmeer.

Reviewed By jemax2017 - Aalsmeer, The Netherlands

Easy, lazy day with extended family on Westeinderplassen. Eveything made so simple for us by the relaxed and knowledgeable Jacco. He could not have been more helpful, genuinely friendly, so the best start for some anxious novices. Boat returned in one piece, kids and parents blissfully escaped normal routine for the day...will be back for more...

6. Westeinder Rondvaart Aalsmeer

Praamplein 1, 1431 CW Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Westeinder Rondvaart Aalsmeer

So nice, the roof comes off!" Westeinder Boat trip is more than a tour, it is a voyage of discovery! There is a world open to you! We present a historical and fascinating story about the history of Aalsmeer and its lakes. You look out at us inside the boat and smell the water and the environment. This is the pure 'aalsmeer experience'! And that last for 18 years! Fixed s

Reviewed By JelleW - Aalsmeer, The Netherlands

A nice way to experience the beauty of the Westeinder Poel. With stories of the history and awareness of the present. Mostly visited by elderly Duch people, but also interesting for foreign people when you are open minded for local experiences.

7. Art Deco Watertoren van Aalsmeer uit 1928

Kudelstaartse weg, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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4 based on 9 reviews

Art Deco Watertoren van Aalsmeer uit 1928

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The large Water tower was build 1928 and on a few dates a year the stucture can be climbed. Nearby Gallerie Sous Terre offers sculpture and there is a small sandy beach geared towards Water Sports and children.

8. Natuurzwembad het Oosterbad uit 1928

Mr. Jac. Takkade 1, 1432 CA Aalsmeer, The Netherlands +31 297 327 280
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4 based on 6 reviews

Natuurzwembad het Oosterbad uit 1928

Reviewed By bas k - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Het openlucht-zwembad Oosterbad Aalsmeer is bijzonder omdat het water niet met chloor is behandeld is en dus heel anders vergeleken met de meeste zwembaden.Zwemmen kost 3 euro en het bad is open 1300-1700.Het is niet groot maar leuk omdat het anders is.

9. Gallerie Sous-Terre

Kudelstaartseweg 1, 1431 GA Aalsmeer, The Netherlands +31 412 482 159
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5 based on 4 reviews

Gallerie Sous-Terre

Reviewed By HarryvandenBroek - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Weby accident stumbled upon this nice facility.
An old water resorvoir hosts now a nice collection of paintings,sculptures, glass art, ceramics and many more pieces of art.
It shows a nice collection of Dutch artists, and if you are shopping for something nice other than the standard souvernirs, this is a nice place to spend some money.
We visited the old Water tower opposite of the gallery, and were completely surprised by the collection that was displayed. Well worth a visit for art collecters!

10. Jump XL Trampoline Park Aalsmeer

Oosteinderweg 247c | You will find us at Chimpie Champ / GlowGolf, 1432 AT Aalsmeer, The Netherlands +31 297 361 223
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Jump XL Trampoline Park Aalsmeer

More then 40 trampolines in this large Jump XL trampolinepark from Noord-Holland. Jump from the stunttower into the pillow pit, play a game Ultimate DodgeBall, Basketbal and Jump! Jump XL Aalsmeer, Feel Like Flying - Free Parking

Reviewed By Elly V - Almere, The Netherlands

Met onze kleinzoon bij Chimpie Champ geweest. Een speelparadijs zoals er ook een in Noordwijk zit. Alleen deze in Aalsmeer staat niet op Tripadvisor vermeld en dat is jammer.
Kinderentoestellen worden ingedeeld in leeftijd en super veilig. Kan niks gebeuren.
Onze kleinzoon heeft lang en veel gespeeld.
Ook kun je er wat eten en drinken tegen schappelijke prijzen. Alleen de kinderen betalen entree, niet de ouders. Veel plezier voor 8.50 euro.
Wij komen zeker terug!!!!

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