Cherry blossoms at… Amsterdamse Bos!
The sakura flower
The sakura flower, or Japanese cherry blossom, is considered Japan’s unofficial national flower and has been admired by people all across the globe for it undeniable beauty. They are so popular among tourists that thousands travel to Japan every year during the spring season. They want to get a glimpse of the spectacle of the trees blooming with these pink or white flowers but you can find them at the Amsterdamse Bos as well!
The sakura blooming typically occurs between late March and early April. But it is important to keep in mind that the best viewing dates can widely vary based on milder winters. Other factors influencing the blossoms appearance are the wind, rain, and temperature. Which can make the blossoms appear either earlier or later than average and can lengthen or shorten the blooming season. This makes the cherry blossom forecast vary a little every year.
The Kersenbloesempark (Cherry Blossom Park) at the Amsterdamse Bos is the best place to see cherry trees blossom in Holland. The 400 sakura trees that stand at the Kersenbloesempark were a gift from the Japan’s Women’s Club. The Kersenbloesempark was initially planted in celebration of 400 years of cultural ties between Japan and the Netherlands.
Cherry Blossom Festival
Every year, there is a Cherry Blossom Festival or hanami matsuri (“flower viewing festival”) at the Kersenbloesempark, when it is customary to have picnics under the beautifully blooming trees. The Festival is more of an exclusive event, so the best thing to do just plan your very own ‘picnic festival’ somewhere in April and bring along some of your friends plus family for a wonderful afternoon.
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