The Bloemenmarkt is currently in its 149th year, having been formed in 1862. The flower stalls are actually boats that float and bob on the Singel canal, between Muntplein and Koningsplein on the south side of city center. Souvenir shops, florists, and a few cafés line the opposite side of the street, including one Christmas-themed store, which I promptly ran into and purchased our first souvenir since February: a tiny pair of wooden clogs, painted yellow, with "Holland" written in script across the front. They were only €2.95, and they were not made in China. They will look beautiful on the Christmas tree that we will have one day, of this I am sure.
Enjoying the scenery from a bench on a nearby canal - and laughing at Dan's consistent inability to frame a photo properly, despite my many attempts to demonstrate. (Also easy to see here why he has nicknamed me "Cheeks," amongst several other loving monikers.)