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Alexander Posthuma

  • A.P Bloem
  • Flower designer
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Master Artisan
Alexander Posthuma Flower designer
Dutch, English, French
Wednesday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
+31 (0)202231616
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Flowers of fantasy

  • • Alexander's signature is Dutch field style
  • • He draws inspirations from 17th century painters
  • • All his creations are personalised and tell the client’s story

His first creations were the floral necklaces he used to make for his grandmother. Since then, Alexander Posthuma has come a long way. He studied in an agricultural school from the age of 13, he went to Australia and Saudi Arabia to gain international knowledge then trained as a florist in Amsterdam. “Both in street-side kiosks, where I learned to work quickly and efficiently, and in the shops of some of the city’s leading florists, who taught me how to transform a person’s wishes into shape and colour.” In 2012, he launched his brand A.P Bloem, opening a shop in town and a greenhouse in Aalsmeer. Nowadays, he’s a well-known master of the so-called Dutch field style, the Amsterdam unique style of floral arrangement inspired by the painters of the 17th century.

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Fresh flowers

A bunch of fresh flowers, grown in Alexander Posthuma’s greenhouse, ready to be arranged in a lively bouquet.

Photo: ©A.P Bloem
Mama Mia

Peonies, hydrangea, roses and other spring flowers are arranged in a low vase. The colour palette is one of pink and purple. The arrangement was made as a gift for Mother’s Day.

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A dynamic explosion of colour and texture in a low vase, with orchids, strelizia and other flowers. The bouquet is a typical example of Dutch field style, the Amsterdam unique style of floral arrangement inspired by the painters of the Golden Age.

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A yellow-dominated bouquet of daffodils and mimosa (also called golden wattle), with dark flowers to create a beautiful contrast. The ensemble is cheerful and spring-like: the perfect arrangement to say goodbye to winter.

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