View from our room on the fifth floor of the Jolly Carlton Hotel of the Floating Flower Market, where blooms, bulbs and seeds from around the world are sold from glass-covered shops built on barges and docks at lower left. Several shops offer "Holland Cannabis" starter kits that include marijuana seeds, growing medium and instructions; residents over 18 are allowed up to three plants each under pot-tolerate Dutch laws. The multi-story buildings opposite the flower shops house various businesses, condos and apartments. One business operates an underground parking lot for bicycles, whose owners are charged half a Euro an hour for covered and protected parking, roughly $5 a day.

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