Open Garden Days – Amsterdam’s secret stately gardens open for you this weekend only!

Geelvinck Hinlopen House gardens,  Keizersgracht Amsterdam
Geelvinck Hinlopen House gardens, Keizersgracht Amsterdam

This weekend – June 14th, 15th & 16th in Amsterdam.
If you are in Amsterdam this weekend, do not miss this opportunity to explore the beautiful hidden gardens of the stately houses that make up Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, now of course a world heritage site.

Open Garden Days Amsterdam - June 14- 16
Open Garden Days Amsterdam – June 14 – 16

Open garden days (Open Tuinen Dagen) has become an annual summer event in Amsterdam with some 30 stunning private gardens open to the public. This year’s special theme celebrates 400 years of the Amsterdam’s Canal Belt & its canal gardens.

Tickets cost €15. This provides access to all participating gardens, details of which are on the tickets complete with a map. All open gardens are within walking distance of each other. Your ticket is valid for 3 days and daily opening times are from 10.00 to 17.00. No reservations necessary and proceeds go to the charitable Canal Gardens Fund.

Explore Amsterdam's private gardens - June 14 to 16,  2013
Explore Amsterdam’s private gardens – June 14 to 16, 2013

You can buy your tickets at select participating gardens – Biblical Museum, Herengracht 366-368; Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672 and Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Herengracht 605.

Open garden days (Open Tuinen Dagen) has become an annual summer event in Amsterdam
Open garden days (Open Tuinen Dagen) has become an annual summer event in Amsterdam

For last year’s event, more info & pics on Open Garden Days 2012.
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Amsterdam’s secret stately gardens at your disposal this weekend only
Amsterdam’s secret stately gardens at your disposal this weekend only