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From Amsterdam: Floriade Horticultural Expo 2022

1. From Amsterdam: Floriade Horticultural Expo 2022

Every decade, horticultural experts from around the world come together at Floriade in the Netherlands to present green solutions to make the world’s cities more enjoyable, beautiful, and sustainable. With food, live music, and art to see as well, it’s a great day out to delight the senses. Depart from Amsterdam Central Station and head to the Floriade Cable Car. Take the 5-minute cable car ride which will provide you with great views over the park and help you to orientate yourself for your visit. The seventh edition of the Floriade is located in Almere, in the very center of the country on land reclaimed from the sea. There’s so much to discover. Learn secrets about the art of gardening and how essential horticulture is to sustainability. This year over 400 participants from around the world will show off their latest green innovations, solutions, and applications. There is no question that after your visit you’ll be inspired to enrich your own garden, balcony, or living room.

Almere: Floriade City Skyline Guided Boat Tour

2. Almere: Floriade City Skyline Guided Boat Tour

Step on board and enjoy a beautiful cruise through Almere (New Amsterdam). Along the way on the cruise you will hear the real story behind the young city of Almere including: - The origin of our city on the seabed. How do we keep it dry? - Our special skyline and architecture (the Manhattan of the Polder). - The origin of the Weerwater and what does this have to do with the placenta? - 700 different bridges over the water. Twice as much as Venice. - The origin of the Floriade and why in Almere? The boat does not stop at the Floriade but sails along here.

Almere: Boat Rental with Fuel

3. Almere: Boat Rental with Fuel

Come and enjoy Almere's waterside landmarks by boat. Take in incredible views of the city’s landmarks from an open boat and experience a relaxing day on the water. A great way to sightsee, free of traffic. Sail the route between the city lakes and pass multiple locks, which are unique to this new land which exists less than 50 years. Sail to a nice island or beach in the city, dock the boat to take a swim or lie on the beach. Admire the nature at the Floriade 2022 along the shore in this summer. Stop for lunch or dinner at one of the pleasant restaurants along the shore.

Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Tour & Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

4. Amsterdam: Floriade Expo Tour & Canal Cruise or 5D Flight

Experience a greener world at the Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, then top it off with a canal cruise or the adrenaline rush of a 5D flight simulator. Go on a combination half-day trip from Amsterdam to the Expo and your choice of a second activity. Choose from 2 convenient meetings points in Amsterdam, then settle in for the 40-minute journey to your first stop. Start by immersing yourself among the plants and flowers of the Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere. This expo is a big deal, as it only happens once every ten years. Enjoy a guided tour of exhibits on the theme of "Growing Green Cities", featuring contributions from more than 40 countries across the world. You can also try the food or drink options. Take a ride in the cable car, and finish your day with the choice of two attractions. Choose between a relaxing canal cruise passing Amsterdam's most famous attractions, or strap into a 5D flight simulator for a spectacular perspective of the Netherlands from the air. The cruise takes you past sights like Golden Age canal houses and the Anne Frank House, while the flight experience offers an adrenaline thrill on a huge domed screen.

Amsterdam: Floriade Expo and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Tour

5. Amsterdam: Floriade Expo and Zaanse Schans Small-Group Tour

Visit the Floriade Expo 2022, an exhibition organized only once every 10 years in the Netherlands. Then, make your way to Zaanse Schans to see traditional windmills dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. See a clog maker in action. Dig into some Dutch cheese. Meet your guide and head to your first destination, just 40 minutes away from Amsterdam, in a comfortable minivan. The main theme of this year's Floriade Expo is ‘a celebration of green’ divided into 4 sub-categories: greening the city, feeding the city, making the city healthy, and energizing the city. Get ideas on how cities can be made green with all species of trees and plants playing a specific role. Gain knowledge about cultivating food in the city. Learn tips and tricks on leading a healthy lifestyle wherever you live and develop an understanding of sustainable energy solutions. The Floriade Expo is situated in an area spanning 60 hectares (148 acres) which will be converted into a green urban district of the city of Almere after the exhibition is finished. Walk through this beautiful park over the green bridges and learn everything about green infrastructure. Visit the pavilions in which the participating countries will present their flowers, plants, and culture. Take a ride by cable car. Get an insight into the real estate sector of the future. Also, enjoy plenty of opportunities to grab a nice drink or savor a local and healthy dish. After spending about 4 hours at the Expo, continue to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River. See traditional 18th and 19th-century architecture, including several functioning windmills. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. Use your free time on the tour to explore the village on your own. Then, travel through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area. Next, see how the world-famous Dutch cheese is made and taste some on a close-by cheese farm. Finally, return to the city while looking back on a day full of great Dutch highlights.

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Easy access very well sign posted from the motorway. There is a lot of walking, wear comfortable shoes. Card only to buy tea, coffee etc, no cash taken on site. Car park ticket needed from machine for exit unless you have paid online. A great day out. Dank je wel

You must have seen that. It can hardly be done in one day. You get so many impressions that you can't process them that quickly. A must for orchid fans.

clear, sufficient space between the different projects, there is no shortage of sanitary facilities and nibbles. Top!

Great ideas to rethink urban design, beautiful natural flower beds, great pavilions, many beautiful design ideas

Beautifully landscaped park with wide paths. Lots of colorful plants and cozy seats.