Interesting Events – 25 march 2018
Are you visiting upcoming week and are you looking for interesting events in the region of Keukenhof and Amsterdam? Have a look at the interesting events around Easter Weekend:
- Easter weekend Keukenhof – Dutch Hertiage Weekend!
- Easter Brunch or High tea at Fruit estate The Olmenhorst
- Sunday Market Amsterdam and other markets
- Easter Time at Fort Island Pampus
- Sign up: Running and walking along the Flower fields (charity event)
Easter weekend Keukenhof – Dutch Hertiage Weekend!
Experience 19th-century Holland with folkloric dances, music and costumes.At various locations in the park you will find old-Dutch bicycles, folkloric dance groups, traditional costume, crafts and living statues of historical Dutch figures.Taste freshly smoked herring! Mingle with real cheese bearers at the cheese market! To round things off, the Easter Bunny will visit Keukenhof on Easter Sunday and Monday! Buy your tickets to Keukenhof on our tickets and tours page.
Easter Brunch or High tea at Fruit estate The Olmenhorst
Located just outside Lisse you can visit the orchard from 1880 with 40,000 apple trees and nearly 10,000 pear trees. During Easter Sunday and Monday they have a delicious Easter Brunch and High tea with local products, biological products, lovely breads and sweets. This location is 15 mins. by bike from Keukenhof or slightly less by car. It is a popular activity for many locals so sign up in advance at their website.
Sunday Market Amsterdam & other markets
On Easter Sunday there is a new Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Different supplies offer unique handmade products, lovely food and a nice atmosphere. Take tram line 10 to tram stop: Van Hallstraat of Limburg van Stirumstraat.
Other Markets during Easter weekend: Albert Cuypmarkt and the Ten Katemarkt on Friday and Saturday. Biological markets on the Noordermarkt and the Nieuwmarkt are open on Saturday. And the Pure Market, organises a special Easter market in the Amsterdam Forest on Sunday 1st of April. Pure Market is located 20 mins. by bike from the Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam Forest is 3x larger than the Central Park of New York.
Easter Time at Fort Island Pampus
Fort Island Pampus was built between 1887 and 1897. To defend Amsterdam a military master plan was conceived, the Defense Line of Amsterdam. The Defence Line of Amsterdam is a circular series of fortifications around Amsterdam. The line is 135 km long and consists of 42 forts and 4 batteries. The defence line was built between 1880 and 1914 at a distance of between 15 and 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. This kept the capital out of range of any enemy canons. The area outside the line could be flooded in times of emergency, thanks to a sophisticated system of locks. The line served as the ‘National Reduit’, the final refuge for government and army. It is a unique monument of defensive and hydraulic engineering technology, but was never put into full use. The Defence Line of Amsterdam was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1996. During Easter time many activities for children are held. And if you are a grownup it is a interesting place to visit as well. During Easter they offer a delicious Easter Brunch.
There is a ferry service to the Fort Island from the town of Muiden (make sure you visit the Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot in Muiden as well). Or take the ferry service from Amsterdam IJburg (take tram line 26 from Amsterdam Central station to tram stop Lumièrestraat – 15 mins by tram).
Sign up: Running and walking along the Flower fields (charity event)
For the very sportive readers among us a running event is held on the 8th of April. You can run 5 km, 10 km or 10 English Miles. And for the people who like to walk together there are walking distances of 6,5 km, 10 km, 23 km and 30,5 km. For people with a walker/ wheelchair there is a walking distance of 4,6 km. It is a charity event for cancer and your signup fee (€9,50) will contribute to that. Last year there was a very festive atmosphere with music, lovely food and a lot of spectators cheering for everyone who finished. Sign up in advance (before April 6th) at their website and everyone who participates will get a medal.
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Source: Tulips in Holland
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