An introduction to the outdoor attractions in the area.
Going to Amsterdam North, crossing the water IJ behind Central Station by ferry you can bicycle along the watersite totally up to the old fishermans villages Volendam and Marken. A beautiful trip.
Amsterdam Tulip Days in May
centuries Amsterdam has been associated with the legendary Tulip. Originating
from the palace gardens in Constantinople the bulb is introduced to the Dutch
merchant at the beginning of the 17th century with a true tulip rage in
Amsterdam as a result. With the bulbs still in the ground the merchants manage
to sell them at extraordinary high levels. The Tulipmania is born. All falls
apart when the estimated prices for the bulbs are not met. Rumour spreads
quickly and the tulip market collapses like a house of cards. Two months later
the Tulip mania has ended, many tulip afficianados go bankrupt, but Amsterdam
is forever connected to the bulb.
However, next spring during the month of May lots of tulips and other bulbs can be seen in Amsterdam.
Oen Garden Days in June
Every year in the third weekend of June the Amsterdam Open Garden Days are held. Each year the Open Garden days are being organized around a theme.
The gardens will be open all three days from 10 am to 5 pm.