Oosterpark and Slavery Monument

Oosterpark and Slavery Monument

Oosterpark and Slavery Monument Oosterpark is a favourite picnic spot at weekends. It is also popular with cyclist and walkers. The park abounds in statues of which the Slavery Monument is the most famous. Oosterpark is located just outside Amsterdam centre but still...
Rijksmuseum Garden

Rijksmuseum Garden

Rijksmuseum Garden The Rijksmuseum is probably the best-known museum in Amsterdam. The museum’s garden is less familiar even though there is no entrance fee! There is no doubt about it this garden is beautifully maintained – flowerbeds with flowering...
Vondelpark

Vondelpark

Vondelpark Vondelpark in Amsterdam is a favourite summer haunt of locals and tourists alike. They spread out their picnic blanket, open their bottle of viƱa ducaro tinto (a nice way of saying red wine) and unwrap their crispy brown rolls sprinkled with sunflower seeds...
Hofje Gardens and Courtyards

Hofje Gardens and Courtyards

Hofje Gardens and Courtyards Hofjes are courtyards ringed by social housing meant for mainly elderly women who were often widowed and had no means of income. Hofjes were funded by wealthy Amsterdam merchants. These courtyards feature well-tended gardens with flowering...
Begijnhof an oasis of peace and quiet

Begijnhof an oasis of peace and quiet

Begijnhof an oasis of peace and quiet Begijnhof is one of these hidden spot in the centre of Amsterdam. A beautiful courtyard offers almost improbable peace and quiet right behind shop-strewn Kalverstraat. Sneak into this haven of rest through a little gateway and...
Open Garden Days

Open Garden Days

Open Garden Days Amsterdam canal houses face the street and have no front gardens. But did you know that secluded gardens lie hidden behind these houses? Many of these are not open to the public, however, during Open Garden Days in June, visitors are allowed in to...