Open Garden Day 2016

Open Garden Day 2016

Once a year in June several famous gardens open in Amsterdam for 3 days.  The gardens of private owners and several famous institutions, hotels and museums open their gardens to explore.

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

It was the first time I did it this year and I managed to visit 8 out of 29 possible gardens in a few hours on Sunday 19th June, the price was a little steep as it’s 20 euros but they assume that most people visit over 3 days and try and visit most of the gardens.

Open Tuinen Dagen

Open Tuinen Dagen

Since Sunday was the final day of the 3 days so if it missed it this year you will have to wait until June 2017.

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Here are the Open gardens I visited today

  • Herengracht 366 – Biblical Museum
  • Herengracht 386 – Museum of the Canals
  • Herengracht 460 – Regal Garden
  • Herengracht 476 – Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
  • Herengracht 480 – Law Firm with private bar
  • Herengracht 502 – Mayor’s Residence
  • Keizersgracht 689 – Waldorf Astoria Hotel
  • Herengracht 605 – Museum Willet-Holthuysen

I would recommend doing it if you are in Amsterdam during this period next year for sure!

Het Grachtenhuis (Canal House) Museum

Het Grachtenhuis (Canal House) Museum

David Iwanow

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