Tulips in Amsterdam
Spring is here! Yeah baby!
Finally our favorite time of the year has begun; spring! And not only to start preparing for your outdoor cannabis plants, but its a great time to visit Amsterdam. With its colors and smells and sounds, Amsterdam each year transforms into an even more beautiful place. Spring is of course the best time to see the oh-so famous Dutch flowers in their maximum glory! The fields in the more countryside parts of the country around Amsterdam are filled with various colorful flowers that you can almost smell while flying over them on your way to Schiphol Airport.
When you are in Amsterdam, you could of course join the old people and families for a trip to the Keukenhof, which is the worlds largest flower expo. It might not be everybody’s favorite place to visit as it is always crowded with tourists and families, but there is enough nice spots to sit down and secretely toke up. To get to the Keukenhof from Amsterdam, is it best to buy an Arriva combi ticket. This ticket gives you entrance to the Keukenhof but also is a valid transport ticket for the bus from Amsterdam City or the Airport to the Keukenhof. These tickets can be purchased at the Visitors Information Centres next to Central Station and Schiphol Airport.
But in and around Amsterdam there are enough other nice places to enjoy flowers. There is the Amsterdam Tulip Museum and the Hortus Botanicus, but also the famous Flower Market right in the centre. (Tip: The Hortus Botanicus is a place full of greenhouses and exotic plants. In our experience, it is a great place to visit al trough the year. Walking around there while being high as a kite makes you feel like you are in some other country for a while.)
Springtime is also a great moment to just hang in one of the parcs of course. It is nice to see that each year during the first relatively warm weekend, people dust off their BBQ sets and run to the Vondelpark to find the best spot for a good BBQ session with friends and family.
2161 AM LISSE
20 – 25 March 2014: Tulip Show
20 – 21 April 2014: The Easter Bunny at Keukenhof
3 May 2014: Flower Parade ‘Energy’
Plantage Middenlaan 2A
Mo -Su: 10:00 – 17:00
Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Mo -Su: 10:00 – 18:00 hour