A taste of 750 years of Amsterdam, with three activities in and around our neighbourhood. The first Open Green Day will take place in and around Amsterdam and Almere on Sunday 19 June. More than a hundred allotment and vegetable gardens, food forests, nature education centers, local farmers, city parks, canal gardens and petting zoos will open their doors that day. A day to go out and discover the nature nearby with one of the cycling and walking tours, excursions, workshops or children’s activities. In Amsterdam many gardens, parks and organizations participate. For an overview of activities per neighbourhood, visit opengroendag.nl.
n and around De Plantage are on the agenda:
- How biodiverse are you? Get inspiration for your own butterfly garden or balcony, visit the ANMEC Nature Media Library and ask us all your green questions. Biodiversity and the climate go hand in hand. Through a mini-expo about butterflies, the documentary ‘Amsterdam Wildlife’ by Martin Melchers (about the wild animals in the city) and various interactive elements you learn to see, feel, taste and understand what the relationships are and what you can do yourself to to make the city more climate-proof and therefore more liveable! Sunday 19 June, 12.00 pm, free
- Birding on the Marineterrein You go in search of the birds on the Marineterrein with the passionate birdwatcher Lars Buckx. He teaches you how to recognize the birds by sound and sight. In the spring, the Marineterrein with its (roof) landscapes is an oasis in the city. Free, reservation, binoculars available, Sunday 19 June; Marine area, 8.00 – 9.00 and 10.00 and 11.00.
- Plukbos; come to the open day and discover the vegetable garden, green market and floating gardens. Het Plukbos is located on Wittenburg as part of the green carpet of Amsterdam Center. A unique spot of land where we garden in silence, connected through the wonder of nature. There are many different activities; a market around the Oosterkerk, working in the Vegetable Garden and the presentation of the Floating Gardens and more. You can garden here until you drop! Sunday 19 June, 11.30 am – 5 pm, Jacob Burggraafstraat.