Flowers of Amsterdam

Sharing more about my new love – the flowers of Amsterdam.

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Flowers. Of. Amsterdam.

I’m in love with that entire three word sentence.

The flowers of Amsterdam in all their glory - all the greenery, too! | bygabriella.co
The flowers of Amsterdam in all their glory - all the greenery, too! | bygabriella.co

First of all, we’re in the Netherlands. FOR A MONTH. And I still can’t get over it.

Second, we hopped on the train to Amsterdam and were there in about 40 minutes from our tiny European apartment.

Hello, Europe, I love you and your reliable rail systems.

And, third – we were treated to some pretty gorgeous spring views around the city. Blooms, greenery, and everything nice.

The flowers of Amsterdam in all their glory - all the greenery, too! | bygabriella.co

Flowers of Amsterdam

The most notable thing about floral life in Amsterdam is that it is EVERYWHERE! It’s like walking around in a flower-lover’s dream. It’s almost as if a delightful flower fairy decided to grant the people of the Netherlands with a life surrounded by blooms.

Greenery and flowers are growing all over Amsterdam. Of course, they’re growing in obvious places, like parks and in the green patches on the sidewalks. Yet they’re also growing up and around buildings, on top of house boats in the many canals (summer dream, anyone?), and everywhere else.

The flowers of Amsterdam in all their glory - all the greenery, too! | bygabriella.co

It’s no secret that the Netherlands is a flower-filled European country, but to see it firsthand – and in such a major city was such a treat! I stopped on nearly every block to take photos of the flowers. My little group didn’t even sigh each time I said hold on – I need to take a photo! Luckily I’m blessed with some patient travel pals.

If you can, you should absolutely put the Netherlands on your must-see list! The bikes, the food, the sights – and the blooms (of course!) are so incredibly worth the trip. There are tons of flower fields throughout the Netherlands as well, which I’m itching to see. Hopefully we’ll make it out there!

Want to follow along with my European adventures? Stop by my Instagram, where I’m sharing daily photos from all our travels.

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Please note, this post originally appeared on Alice’s Table.

Author: gabriella

Gabriella is a blogger, Director of Social Media in Boston, and City Manager for the BOS Lady Project. You’ll typically find her with an iced chai in one hand and a book in the other.

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