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OPEN TUINEN DAGEN
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Open Tuinen Dagen
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Every year in June, about thirty of the capital's private gardens, normally kept jealously closed up behind the beautiful mansions along the canal, open their doors to the public for an extended weekend.
Magnificent green jewels
Amsterdam's "Open Garden Days" are an opportunity to stroll through these historic green spaces (as old as the famous canal belt, that is, about 400 years old!) which are still given the utmost care. They hold many surprises, whether they belong to private owners or institutions. Don't expect to find small format enclosures. Contrary to what the narrow façades may lead you to believe, the yards are often impressively deep. Some are more than 40 metres long!
A pastoral rendezvous
Enjoy the charm of geometric flower beds framed with Greek statues as you stroll around or the peacefulness of passing time under the pergolas decorated with flowers or relax in the shadow of age-old trees. There are box trees, yews, rose bushes and ivy, which were very popular during the Golden Age, nearly everywhere. Many gardens have ornamental ponds with water lilies, fountains and elegant shelters. Unfortunately, because the gardens (and the tiles) are very old, they aren't open to prams or wheelchairs. Dogs aren't allowed in either.
I’m the mother of two supercharged children. I’ve also been living a great love affair with Holland for the past 20 years! I’ll take you to places in Amsterdam that will make you feel good, where the products and the welcome are high quality and where, most importantly, you’ll never stress out. Ready to go?