The village of Aalsmeer, just southwest of Amsterdam, hosts its annual flower festival in June. During a colourful weekend, flowers and plants will be centre stage, accompanied by music, street theatre and tasty refreshments.
Flowers and art in Aalsmeer
Aalsmeer is best known for its international flower auction, FloraHolland, but the Flower Festival puts the village itself in the spotlight. Look out for programme elements such as flower arranging demonstrations and workshops, while you can enjoy a tea in the gardens of the Belle Epoque rose nursery. A trip by water taxi will take you to Fort Kudelstaart for an art and photography exhibition inspired by flowers.