Weekend Tip: Free Activities during ‘Dag van het Park’ this Sunday

This Sunday, May 31st it’s time for the yearly tradition of celebrations in the city parks: ‘Dag van het Park’. In Amsterdam this is celebrated as well with lots of free activities in the city parks. Like the picknick-festival in the Bos en Lommerplantsoen. Bring your own picnic basket with food & drinks and find…
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This Week: Outdoor Activities for the Kids @ Natureluur

Next week is a week of school holidays for the kids. Are you looking for something to do for your kids that’s not too expensive? Then take your kids to Natureluur this week for a day filled with fun and educative activities.  The Natureluur is a public playground situated in the park of the Sloterplas….
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Springsnow Amsterdam – Celebration of Spring in the City

Each year, around the 3rd week of April, all elm trees in the city of Amsterdam loose their seeds. The seeds are whirling through the sky and covering the streets like a natural confetti or snow. Hence the name spring snow. There are over 75.000 elm trees around Amsterdam, along the canals and the historic…
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Visit the Lambs on a Horse-Drawn Carriage @ the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen

The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen are located along the Dutch coast, only 30 minutes away by car from Amsterdam. It is a great place for walking, you can find some nice walking routes here. But there are also lots of fun activities around here. One of these activities will be held on each Wednesday in March and April…
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Follow the Birds Growing up this Spring via Webcams @ ‘Beleef de Lente’

Each year the ‘Vogelbescherming’ (Dutch organization for the protection of birds) sets up webcams at the nests of several birds, which can be watched 24 hours a day on the website of Beleef de Lente (translated in English: enjoy spring). This spring there are webcams placed at the nests of the following birds: Kerkuil or…
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This Friday: Solar Eclipse @ Amsterdam

This Friday there will be a solar eclipse which can be seen in the northern parts of the world. The eclipse will be total on the Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Spitsbergen). But if you’re just in the Netherlands you can still see a partial solar eclipse of almost 90%.  Unfortunately it is still uncertain if…
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Weekend Tip: Boat Tour through the Amsterdamse Bos

Spring is coming and nature is changing rapidly these next weeks & months. The Amsterdamse Bos is the perfect place to enjoy nature close to the city. Since there’s lots of water a boat tour is the best way to tour through the forest and see as much as possible (flora and fauna). On a…
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Weekend Tip: Bird Watching Tour @ Wormer- & Jisperveld

The Netherlands is well known for its wetlands and its long coastline. This makes it a perfect place for birds to live and lots of birds live in the Netherlands all year round. Some birds do travel to southern Europe each year during the winter. But spring is on its way and the first birds…
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‘Lichtjestocht’ – Light Tour through the Dunes of Castricum

Each year the foresters who work at the nature reserve of the dunes near Castricum light candles and lay out a route through nature. They call it the ‘Lichtjestocht’ or the tour of lights. This route will be about 5 km long and is easily accessible for kids and adults. Along the route there will…
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Go Bird Watching this Winter with a Guided Boat Tour Starting @ Poelboerderij in Wormer

The Netherlands is well known for its wetlands and its long coastline. This makes it a perfect place for birds to live and lots of birds live in the Netherlands all year round. Next to that there’s also a large group of birds that travel to the Netherlands at the end of the summer to…
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