Tomorrow is Open Tower Day: 21 historical and contemporary towers will open their doors for you from 10:00 am to 16:00 pm.
During the day different activities will be arranged in the towers. All information about the participants, terms and conditions, book signings, art tours, walking tours and the photo/film contest can be found on the website: http://opentorendag.nl/en_GB/Torens/0/113/
Reminder: don’t forget to bring your binoculars and also make sure to take beautiful photos for the photo contest!
For the Oudekerkstoren, the Westertoren, the Bijenkorftoren and the Posthoornkerk a reservation is required. See the tower’s page for more info.
ABN Amro headquarter
ABN Amro headquarter Beurs van Berlage
The bulb-growing area is a unique part of the Netherlands. This district is situated in the urban agglomeration of Western Holland, between the cities of Haarlem and Leiden, (only 20 km from Amsterdam). Characteristic of this area are the beautiful North Sea beaches and its hinterland filled with historical bulb-growing cultivation. The explosion of colours of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths during springtime attracts millions of visitors from both home and abroad.
This is an annual parade of 42 km, that attracts millions of people along the route. This year the theme will be: ‘200 years of Monarchy’.
All these spectacular flowers, the tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are processed for decoration in floats and luxury cars and will pass through the bulb-growing area for the 68th time on the 24th and 25th of April, showing the Dutch flower-bulb cultivation in all its glory. On April 26th all floats can be admired at the market square in Haarlem (until 5 PM).
We warmly welcome you at one of the events during the Flower Parade week in the bulb-growing area.
Once every 5 years, SAIL comes to Amsterdam. This year the spectaculair event will take place from Wednesday 19 to Sunday August 23rdn.
With a Sail-In Parade of 8 kilometers long, the opening of Sail Amsterdam 2015 will be twice as long the previous edition in 2010.
A large number of tall ships comes to SAIL Amsterdam for the first time, as the Atyla from Spain. This ship was built in 1917 as a Dutch freighter. After the 42-meter long ship was converted into a training ship of the Maritime Academy of Stockholm, it sails since 2011 under the Polish flag. After years of absence, the ARC Gloria from Colombia will again will be present. “If the men entering, proudly sing their national anthem and that while they are high on the yards, that gives goosebumps,” said Jeannette Blijdorp of the organization.