Blog 20: Dutchies Hostel – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most beautiful and old city. It doesn’t matter what season you visit Amsterdam, there are always things to do.



The first flowers peeking through the snow in March were crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths. While we cannot deny their beauty, the popular symbol of the Netherlands is the tulip. They are available in a whole array of colours, and they start to show their beauty in mid-April through to first week of May. This is the time of the year that you can discover fields of flowers looking like seas of colours. We recommend visiting the Keukenhof or take a bike ride through one of the many flower fields around.



We Dutchies love sun. As soon as the sun is shining and it’s above 18 degrees, we leave our jackets home and put on our skirts or dresses. We try to enjoy as many terraces as possible and take in as much sunlight as possible. Because before you know it, the sun is gone. If you have a free day and the weather is warm and sunny, go to the beach.The closest beach to Amsterdam is Zandvoort aan Zee. Take the train from Station Sloterdijk and 30 minutes later you have arrived at the beach. Take a seat on one of the terraces at the beach and order an amazing cocktail, a nice glass of wine or a beer, eat some nachos or bitterballen and enjoy the sun!



Everybody will fall in love with Amsterdam, when the leaves on the trees turn orange, yellow and gold. Amsterdam turns into a magical city. It’s like you stepped into one of those old romantic movies. Without a doubt some magical moments will be created. Go take a stroll through the Amsterdamse Bos or through one of the many parks. Not fond of walking? Take a seat in one of the cosy cafés, and drink a beer or maybe a red wine.



Winter brings us ice-skating and snowball fights. When the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius, the canals will freeze. Just imagine all those beautiful canals in Amsterdam, frozen and filled with people. Little shops appear on the ice with glühwein (mulled wine), hot chocolate with optional rum and poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes). Everybody goes skating.