Best time to travel to Amsterdam

Cherry Blossom in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is just as good at cherry blossoms as it is at tulip festivals

Best time: mid-March—mid-April

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Blooming flowers at Cherry Blossom Park, Amstelveen
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It may come as a surprise that Amsterdam has flowers other than tulips. Yet it's true. The city hosts many cherry blossom festivals, and the best time for sakura-blossom tourism in Amsterdam is mid-March through early April. The trees are in full bloom during this season, allowing you to get the best experience. Here are some must-visit sites for you to consider.

Kersenbloesempark (Cherry Blossom Park)

Although with the advent of spring, you can find cherry blossom trees pretty much everywhere in the Netherlands, the ultimate place for it is Kersenbloesempark (Cherry Blossom Park). It is located in Amstelveen, which is so close to Amsterdam that locals consider it to be a part of the city. Thanks to Japan gifting 400 sakuras to the Netherlands in 2000, we can now enjoy one of the finest cherry blossom festivals in the world. Bias aside, Kersenbloesempark is the place to visit if you want to get a full flower-blooming experience in Amsterdam.

Westerpark

This is the second-best place to relish cherry blossoms in Amsterdam. Here, you can enjoy an afternoon with your friends or family during a picnic under "the rain of blossom." So grab a blanket and your camera because you won't be able to resist taking pictures. The park also has a pool, which will most likely be closed due to cold weather, but you'll still enjoy the stunning landscape of Westerpark in its reflection.

Museumplein (Museum Square)

Museumplein is smaller than the previous destinations but still a gorgeous spot to visit if you're into cherry blossom fun. It hosts some of the most prominent galleries in Amsterdam (like the renowned Van Gogh museum), and during spring, their beauty is enhanced by jaw-dropping blossoming cherry trees. When in the area, be sure to visit the Rijksmuseumtuinen garden—in addition to gorgeous sakuras, it also boasts lots of art and greenery.

Whatever spot you choose, you'll love it. Amsterdam is gorgeous during the cherry blossom season, so make sure you book your accommodation in advance. Have a great time!

Practical info

When can Amsterdam's cherry blossoms be witnessed in full bloom?

Amsterdam's cherry blossoms are in full bloom starting from mid-March until early April. It is preferable to book lodging in advance and to plan to visit the city during this time. The period provides a beautiful experience and visitors can witness the cherry trees in full bloom. Show more

Which destinations in Amsterdam are known for the presence of cherry trees?

Kersenbloesempark (Cherry Blossom Park) is one of the excellent destinations in Amsterdam to experience cherry blossoms. It is situated in Amstelveen and located in proximity to the city. Westerpark and Museumplein are also great destinations to see the beauty of these pink and white sakura flowers. Show more

Could you provide me with information about Kersenbloesempark (Cherry Blossom Park)?

The Kersenbloesempark (Cherry Blossom Park) is located in Amstelveen and is one of the premier destinations for cherry trees worldwide. It's the ultimate place to head if you are searching for an ideal cherry blossom experience in Amsterdam. In 2000, 400 sakura trees were gifted to the city by Japan, resulting in the creation of the park, making it an exceptional place to appreciate cherry blossoms. Show more

What other activities can someone partake in when visiting Westerpark, besides experiencing the cherry blossoms?

Besides outings for cherry blossom viewing, Westerpark has several amenities available. The park features activities such as petting zoos, cafes, swimming pools, as well as a variety of walking and biking trails. Visitors may enjoy nature with their loved ones while picnicking in the park's beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. Show more

What museums are close to Museumplein that could be visited during cherry blossom season?

Museumplein is home to some of the most significant galleries in Amsterdam; these include Rijksmuseumtuinen garden and Van Gogh Museum. The blossom of the cherry trees enhances the beauty of these galleries during the cherry blossom season. Tourists can witness amazing art and greenery while enjoying the beauty of pink and white sakura trees. Show more

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Last updated: by Nataliia Chaika