Oh, if only it could be spring all year round! How I love this season with the nice long light days, the beautiful blossom in the trees and colored bulb fields, the lambs in the meadow and all the other spring clichés. There are also many days off, so it's also great to go out together. Here are 10 fun outings in the spring that will hopefully inspire you to go out for a nice chat, walk or DIY date.
Visit a botanical garden
With 27 Botanic Gardens in the Netherlands there is probably one near you. The botanical garden is completely different every season, but I find it especially magical in spring with all the blossoms on the trees. I always find the beautifully landscaped gardens and the rich collection of plant species fantastic to wander through. Often there is also a greenhouse to walk into the tropics.
Cheerful butterfly garden
Butterflies come in all shapes and sizes. Their beautiful colors and shapes are a feast for the eyes and the nice thing is, you are always in a room with them and really go hunting. Also very nice with kids.
To the Keukenhof
At the end of March, when spring is just beginning, the Keukenhof opens its doors. You will probably not be the only one, and you have to think away from the busses of tourists, but I think the colors and all the different shapes that our beautiful tulip can take are very special.
Spring includes a beautiful bunch of flowers on the table, and how nice is it to pick them yourself in a picking garden! Picking season May – November.
Second hand markets
For many people, spring also means that the jitters for the big spring cleaning are coming up. Time for one job date to shake up the house again, a new color on the wall and perhaps a nice new cabinet. Or while, out with the old, and in with the new. But what someone else gets rid of, can be something new for you. Therefore, visit nice second-hand shops and markets, who knows, there might be something in between that will make you happy. Look at here a list of current markets and second-hand events.
Well, in a cycling country like the Netherlands (or Belgium), a bike ride should not be missing from this list of fun outings in the spring. Along various children's farms, through a beautiful nature reserve or through the beautiful Bollenstreek. You experience it differently on a bicycle than from a car. In between you stop for a nice picnic or a terrace and get an ice cream somewhere in between. Google 'cycling routes' or just look at one here , you will find enough mapped out routes with nice stops. There is bound to be something suitable.
A day at the beach is also wonderful on a sunny spring day. The beach is not yet as crowded as in the summer, after a nice walk on the beach you can still relax at one of the beach bars and you can now buy an ice cream without standing in line for hours. Right now, the beach is an ideal spring outing.
Have a picnic
Nothing better than being outside for a whole day, including eating outside. Try on that dress from the closet, make a nice spring salad and put that bottle of white wine cold. Invite some friends and enjoy the outdoors!
To complete the spring festival, it is also very nice to go to a petting zoo to see all the new life. How about feeding or cuddling lambs during the lamb days. Find here one close to you.
Well, visiting a city is always fun, but especially when the weather gets warmer, but not too hot yet. Who knows, you might score a nice dress in the new spring/summer collection between the terraces, or a nice sweater on sale. Quickly plan that city trip with your sister or girlfriend!