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Amsterdam: Open Garden Days in June features wonderful outdoor spaces

My husband's family hails from Amsterdam, so I couldn't resist posting this information when it came into my inbox.  Van Mullekom is a very Dutch name and we hope to visit his homeland next year on a Vikings boat tour.

In the meantime, if you plan to see Amsterdam during the next few years, you may want to keep this information:

Each year, Museum Van Loon organizes the Open Garden Days on the third weekend of June. On June 15 -17, a hidden part of Amsterdam will reveal its secrets when about 30 canal side gardens are opened up to the public. This year's theme is ‘Coach Houses’ and ‘Garden Houses’. Throughout the year, the most beautiful gardens of Amsterdam remain concealed behind the immense canal side buildings, but during the Amsterdam Open Garden Days visitors will be able to view them.

History of Open Gardens

When Amsterdam's canal district was constructed, it was not simply a question of designing stately homes and flowering gardens, but also garden houses picturesque arbors and coach houses. They were places much loved by people who wanted somewhere to drink tea, play games and enjoy the green space. There are numerous historical garden houses to visit, but also some more recent examples.

About Amsterdam gardens

Visitors are welcome to view the gardens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 15, 16 and 17th. A go-anywhere ticket costs $19; proceeds of the Open Garden Days will go to the Canal Gardens Fund). The ticket lists and briefly describes all the gardens that can be visited.

For further information visit the website: www.opentuinendagen.nl

 

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