Cherry Blossom Amsterdam

Hi all, this post will be about a park where you can enjoy cherry trees blossoming in Amsterdam. The dutch word for this is Kersen Bloesempark. It is located in the Amsterdamse Bos, south of the city. The Amsterdamse Bos itself is very big and the section where you can find cherry trees blooming is only at the specific part. Here is the exact coordinates in google maps.

There are several ways to get there. Most people go by car, few people go by public transport and me and Maurilla went with our bicycle. The thing is, the aforementioned section is deep inside the Amsterdamse Bos. If you go by car or public transport, you will need to walk at least 30 minutes from parking lot or a bus stop. Because we did not fell like walking, we went with the bike. It took us 1 hour and 30 minutes from our home is Amsterdam Noord (16,9km) to get there.

History

The cherry trees in this section were donated by Japanese Women Club in the year 2000. In total there are 400 trees. They are individually named, 200 of which are Japanese names and the rest of Dutch’s women names. The park it self is very simple. It has a path in the middle dividing the section into two. In the middle, it has an round altar. In between the trees you can have a picnic, lay down, and enjoy the scenery. Apparently, it is a Japanese tradition to have a picnic under a blossoming cherry tree with your family. You can enjoy the trees blossoming on the spring (March – April). If there are no hard win and rain, the flower will last longer. Otherwise the wind will easily blow them away.

My first impression was the place is really beautiful. The scenery is something you would only see in Japan. However, there were really a lot of people at the park, thankfully we can still find a spot. It is therefore very hard to take a nice clean photos. Because there are people everywhere. However, you can find less crowded spaces at the few corners of the park. Here some photos to enjoy. I hope you find the time to visit this park in this spring. See you on the next post!

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