What to do in Amsterdam in Spring?

Amsterdam in Spring: Top 5 activities to do!

Amsterdam is always worth of a visit. But if you can, you should definitely go in spring. Think: long days, beautiful sunsets, green trees, boat rides, smell of flowers, romantic walks next to the canals…

Travel blogger Gesa from Lilies Diary will show which are the top 5 things to do in Amsterdam in spring.

#1 Visit vibrant tulip fields

Let’s start with a trip to the countryside. Not even an hour away from our MEININGER Hotels in Amsterdam, you can find the Bollenstreek, the region of Holland famous for its tulip fields. From end of March till end of May, you can see thousands of tulips in bloom! Best way to explore the fields? Walk trough them and soak up the smells and colors!

If you like cycling, there are also many interesting routes around the Bollenstreek. For example a bike trip around the dunes at Noordwijk!

Amsterdam in Spring
Amsterdam in Spring

#2 Take a canal cruise

The best possible way to experience Amsterdam is from the boat! In spring, when Amsterdam is in a fully bloom, canals are full of locals floating on their boats, or just sunbathing on their houseboats terraces! So, jump on a boat and take a cruise.

If you also want to make a canal tour by boat through Amsterdam, then check out our detailed tips about the most beautiful canals and possible routes.

Amsterdam in Spring

#3 Eat Ice cream

Warm weather means, time for ice cream! The first ice cream of the year is taken very seriously here. That’s why you should celebrate it properly when in Amsterdam – at IJscuypje. Over 40 different kinds of ice cream and sorbets are waiting for you, with excellent choice of vegan and non dairy options too. You can visit IJscuypje in a cool neighborhood Oude Pijp or stylish 9 Straatjes area. Btw, ijs is Dutch for ice cream.

Amsterdam in Spring

#4 Go for a picnic in the Vondelpark

Park season time! Finally you can enjoy long walks in the parks, sit on a bench and read a book or have a picnic! Springtime in Amsterdam can’t go without a picnic in the Vondelpark! The Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s main park, known as the city’s “green lung”. There are often free live performances, concerts, or sport events.

#5 Let’s go to the beach

Sand, sea air, sun, it’s the beach time! Beach at Noordwijk is located approximately 40 km away from Amsterdam Centraal. Travelling by car, it takes around 30 minutes to get there from Amsterdam, and with public transport 90 minutes. To reach beach at Amsterdam Noord is even quicker! It is located on the opposite side of the port and can be reached within 5-15 minutes by ferry.

Amsterdam in Spring

Looking for a family hotel in Amsterdam? Our hotels are located near city center which gives our guests access to the entire city with ease via excellent public transport connections.

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Tulips, canals and the Dutch Masters. And right in the middle of it MEININGER welcomes all the visitors to the Dutch capital at the Sloterdijk Train Station and Amstel Train Station.

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