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 starts from late March until the end of April. Don’t wait around too long to take those pictures though, because once the trees bloom, the flowers only stick around for 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.
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 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
If Rotterdam is more your scene, check out the Statensingel in Rotterdam-Blijdorp or the park next to the Euromast for your cherry blossom fix.
Cherry blossom trees in Utrecht
What would be the heart of the Netherlands without some stunning blossom trees? In the city centre, head to the Valkstraat park to see Utrecht 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 blossom orchards of the Netherlands
If you live near Limburg it’s worth popping over to the village of Eijsden. The town boasts a number of orchards where you can view the blossoms, especially around the Eijsden Castle.
Fancy a road trip? If you want to take your time and make a day of it, there is a 51km 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!
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2019, and was fully updated in March 2023 for your reading pleasure.