Garden lovers visiting the Netherlands in summer, don’t want to miss this special event in Amsterdam. You are invited in historical houses and their back yards. About 30 mostly private gardens will be open to the public. The theme this year is ‘Art in the Canal House Garden’.
From the onset of the history of the Amsterdam canal gardens artefacts were applied to embellish gardens. The 17th century canal house resident was keen on status and distinguished himself from his neighbour by means of applying decorations on all sides of his house. As people used to look into the garden from above, statues and ornaments played an important part. The overall embellishment of the Amsterdam canal garden, from the 17 century onward, is practiced today as owners still place ornamental artefacts in their garden.
During the Open Garden Days 2015, three centuries of art will be presented. Garden aficionados will have an unique opportunity to stroll along the city’s green oases, formal parterres, flowering plants and remarkable garden houses and ornaments; both classical and contemporary gardens can be visited in this three day event. The gardens will be open from 19 – 21 June 2015, from 10 am to 5 pm. The three-day-pass is valid for all particpating gardens during the event.
TICKETS Tickets can be purchased on the days itself at selected gardens e.g. the Museum van Loon, Keizersgracht 672. Or buy a voucher for tickets online at the online shop.With your voucher you can pick up your ticket (a booklet with all information and map) at one of the four start adresses. A three day pass costs € 16,- in the online shop and € 18,- at the door. With the pass-partout you can vist all the participating gardens one time during the three days.
- Amnesty International – Keizersgracht 177
- Bijbels Museum, Herengracht 366-368
- Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672
- Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Herengracht 605
This event is organised by Museum van Loon.
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