Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful and most picturesque cities in all of Europe. There’s so much to do and see here and if the often harsh coldness of winter doesn’t entertain you, then the warmth of spring should. Here are 7 reasons why you should visit Amsterdam this spring.
6 Reasons to visit Amsterdam in spring
- The buildings
Amsterdam in spring is busy. With the first signs of sunshine, it’s the perfect time to head out and explore. Amsterdam boasts more than 6,800 houses and buildings protected as monuments and dating from the 16th to the 20th century. Did you know that Amsterdam boasts the largest historical inner city in Europe? Get out and explore the goodness that outside Amsterdam has to offer.
- Boat trips
There is no better time to see the awesome canals of Amsterdam than in spring. You’ll avoid the summer crowds and you’ll still have the warm sunshine at your back. If you’re visiting Amsterdam in spring, you should not miss out on a water-borne tour of the splendid canals of Amsterdam. The canals are not only a spectacular sight, they are also a declared UNESCO monument since 2010.
- Keukenhof Gardens
Known as the garden of Europe, Keukenhof Gardens opens its doors and comes alive in spring. From March to May, these Gardens bloom with pretty much every flower you can imagine. The sights, smells and sounds of the gardens are truly magical and you’ll even find some flowers kept indoors in pavilions.
- Get on your bike
Over 50% of Amsterdam inhabitants use their bikes on a daily basis, from the suits to the students – this city is a lover of bikes. Spring is the perfect time to explore the city by bike. With the warm breeze and just the right amount of sunshine – you won’t be left baking in the sun or peddling faster to get warmer.
- Market like a local
Markets are the heart of Amsterdam shopping and there is no better time than spring to explore them. Whilst most markets are open all year round, April to September is the peak market season due to the abundance of long sunny days. The outdoor markets of Amsterdam have it all – from fashion, art and antiques, to food, there’s a market for it just waiting to be discovered.
- There’s little rush
Spring in Amsterdam is dreamy and slow. With fewer people about than the busier summer months, the place is still by all means a buzzing European city only less crowded and pushy. You’ll find plenty of space to roam about and with the days getting longer and the sun staying out, you’ll have ample time to enjoy the wonders of ‘The Dam’.
Whatever your reasons for choosing spring time in Amsterdam; you’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to picking an Amsterdam hotel to stay in. Websites like Expedia, Skyscanner and Air BnB will help you get the most out of your trip, allowing you to hunt for bargains and plan your stay in advance.
More savings means more spending money for you for the markets and all the goodness that Amsterdam has to offer.
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