It’s cherry blossom season in the Netherlands (but not for long!)

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Surprisingly, it’s not all about the tulips here in the Netherlands. We also have other beautiful things to see in the spring: gorgeous cherry blossom trees!

Cherry blossom season in the Netherlands lasts from mid-to-late March until the end of April. However, don’t wait too long to take those pictures, as once the trees bloom, the flowers only last a few weeks!

These springtime beauties can be spotted around the country, so we’ve made a list of the best places in the Netherlands to see the blossoms. They’re ready for the ‘gram and so pretty you won’t even need a filter. 📸

Where to see cherry blossom trees in the Netherlands

Ready to see these stunning blossoming trees? Here’s where you can find them.

Cherry blossom trees in Amsterdam

Over 400 Japanese cherry trees bloom in Amsterdamse Bos, and it’s definitely something you won’t want to miss. This place is so beautiful that it was even crowned the best place to see cherry blossoms in all of Europe!

The Amsterdamse Bos has a designated cherry blossom park. Image: Depositphotos

The cherry trees were donated by the Japanese Women’s Club in Amsterdam back in the year 2000. Every single one of these trees was given Dutch names: half of ’em male, and the other half female.

Don’t want to trek all the way to the Amsterdam Bos? Westerpark offers a few trees to lay your lovely eyes on. Again, this is a perfect spot to get some stunning shots of the blushing beauties. 

Cherry blossom trees in The Hague

If you’re hanging in The Hague, you don’t have to look far to find some blossoming trees. A walk along the Bankastraat, Prins Hendrikplein, or the tower at the Peace Palace will give you plenty of variety.

They may not all be cherry trees, but they are all breathtaking beautiful blossoms. There’s also an annual cherry blossom picnic on the Sweelinckplein!

Cherry blossom trees in Rotterdam

At home in Rotterdam? Check out the Statensingel in Rotterdam-Blijdorp or the park next to the Euromast for your cherry blossom fix. 

Cherry blossom trees in Utrecht

Even the horses are posing for the ‘gram. Image: Commons/CC4.0

What would the heart of the Netherlands be without some stunning blossom trees? In Utrecht’s city centre, head to the Valkstraat park to see the city through rose-coloured glasses. 🌸

But if you’re keen to head out of the centre, great news! The River Area of the Netherlands includes a number of routes from prime blossom spotting. In Betuwe, you can walk or cycle the famous Appeldijk and Lingedijk routes to soak up the beauty of the fruit blossoms. 

Other cherry blossom orchards in the Netherlands

If you live near Limburg, it’s worth popping over to the village of Eijsden. This town boasts a number of orchards where you can view the blossoms, especially around the Eijsden Castle. 

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Fancy a road trip? If you want to take your time and make a day of it, there is a 51-kilometre-long cycle route with a wealth of fruit blossoms in Zuid-Beverland in Zeeland.

Have you had a chance to visit the cherry blossom trees in the Netherlands? Tell us your experiences in the comments!

Feature Image:Depositphotos
Chloe Lovatt 🇬🇧
Chloe Lovatt 🇬🇧
A British native, Chloe has a love for other languages and cultures, having lived in Spain before moving to the Netherlands. She is keen to explore the Dutch landscape, cultural spots and — the most important — food! After being here for a few months she already has developed a mild addiction to kibbeling.

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