HANAMI, Places to see spring flowers in Amsterdam



In Japan, there is a culture of having a picnic under the cherry blossom trees in spring. This event is called HANAMI, and we enjoy the arrival of spring with eating a delicious meals and seeing the beautiful cherry blossoms.

In Amsterdam has some HANAMI spots which you can feel the arrival of spring.




Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdamse Bos is a vast nature park, one of the ‘largest parks in Europe’.

It’s a forest with many trees that you wouldn’t think it’s in an urban area, and where various wild birds welcome you.


There is Kersenbloesempark (cherry blossoms park) with 400 cherry trees in Amsterdamse Bos.

Every year from the end of March to the beginning of April, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, so you can enjoy HANAMI.

I think Kersenbloesempark is the best HANAMI spot in Amsterdam.

Kersenbloesempark info
Address:Doorweg 32, 1182 DB Amstelveen
Web:Het Amsterdamse Bos






When you want to enjoy cherry blossom viewing near Amsterdam Central Station, Westerpark is easy to visit. Although there are not as many cherry trees as in Kersenbloesempark, you can fully enjoy HANAMI.

Also this location is easy to visit, and there are cafes and restaurants in the Westerpark, so you don’t have to worry even if you’re hungry.

Westerpark info
Address:Haarlemmerweg 4, 1013 RW Amsterdam







Do you know that the Rijksmuseum has two cherry blossom trees? After seeing the beautiful art at the museum, you can also see the beautiful cherry blossom there.

These trees are actually in the restaurant RIJKS next to the Rijksmuseum. On warm days, you may be able to enjoy HANAMI while dining on the terrace.





in Amsterdam City

The Amsterdam Tulip Festival, which is held every year, is an event in which 85 tulip spots are set up in Amsterdam. Everyone can enjoy seeing many tulips at this event.

With the theme of “Tulips for all citizens of Amsterdam”, tulips will be planted in various places in the city.

Amsterdam Tulip Festival 2023 info
Period: April
Location: 85 locations in Amsterdam (map on website)
URL:Tulip Festival





Flower parade

The Bloemencorso Bollenstreek (Flower Parade) is held in Haarlem, next to Amsterdam.

The total route of the parade is 40km, and it is a big spring event held over few days.

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek 2023 info
Date: 19th to 23rd April
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek



【Spring in the Netherlands】Keukenhof Garden where tulips are in full bloom
7 million tulips bloom in the Keukenhof Garden, which is open only from March to May. It's like a land of flowers. The garden is filled with the fragrance of flowers. See many tulips at the Keukenhof and Flower Stripes in the tulip fields.