Discover our spring suggestions
Amsterdam truly is a year-round destination, but if we had to pick a favorite season, it would be spring! As the city awakes from her wintersleep, the fresh young leaves and beautifully blossoming trees mark the start of a mesmerizing season. A ray of morning sun in our secluded garden and the first open boat drifts down the canals. It confirms, spring has arrived in Amsterdam…
Our Les Clefs d’Or concierges are your personal guide to discover the city. Allow them to suggest some unique activities and local favorites to discover the best the city has to offer, this spring:
A tropical paradise in the very heart of the city. These botanical gardens are amongst the world’s oldest, as they were opened in 1638.
Plant and flower market at the Amstelveld
This really is an insider’s tip, where you’ll find more locals than tourists. Every Monday morning, the Amstelveld square transforms into a picturesque place with little market stalls selling all kinds of different plants and flowers.
You can’t visit The Netherlands without seeing tulips, right? A true spring classic: the Keukenhof spring gardens in Lisse. Are you the adventurous type? Let us make a few calls and we’ll arrange a helicopter tour for some quintessential Dutch sights.
Not all zoo’s are worth visiting, but this one is a true gem. Opened in 1838, Artis is the oldest zoo in The Netherlands and offers a wide range of activities for all ages.
Farmer’s market at the Hermitage gardens
Another local favorite: every Saturday the gardens of the famous Hermitage museum are the go-to place to sample the best organic produce in Amsterdam.
It is only once per decade that the Floriade is organized. This edition of the horticultural exposition takes place just a 30 minute drive from Amsterdam, in Almere.
Can’t get enough of flowers and plants? Have dinner in a greenhouse! They have even been awarded with a Green Michelin star.