A new Open Tuinen West will be organised on Saturday 8th of June 2024.
One ticket (city map) gives you entry to all gardens for € 3.50. Children and citypass holders will go free. Buy your ticket at one of the startingpoints listed below. You support our local community initiative too by buying your ticket. You can pay only contactless (NFC) with all major cards, Apple Pay, and Google pay. No cash please, for safety reasons.
The ticket (with city map) contains all garden locations and descriptions of the main gardens. So you can easily plan your local journey and discover all of our hidden gardens.
Below startingpoints and gardens have committed for 2023. Update this page for the latest garden info.
Buy your ticket at one of the startingpoints below
Open from Saturday 8th June 204 from 10:00
STARTINGPOINT 1. DE TUIN VAN JAN - Jan Maijenstraat 17, 1056 SE. Behind the Mercator square, see map. Take tram 7, 13 of 14, stop at Mercatorplein or take bus 15 or 18.
Water ripples, leafs murmur and birds singing. Jan's Garden is a silent garden and a paradise garden. This 'earthly paradise' is located in the middle of the hectic Jan Maijenbuurt. The garden has been designed together with the neighborhood as a classic paradise garden with a fountain as the centerpiece. Because water is the source of all living things. Jan's Garden is also a rain garden. Rainwater is collected for reuse. A beautiful testing ground for urban climate issues and water storage in the neighbourhood.
| child friendly | rainproof | toilet |
STARTINGPOINT 2. I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MY TWO HANDS - Jasper Leijnsenstraat 21, 1056 XW, see map.
Since 2011, i can change the world with my two hands has been working on a more sustainable Amsterdam in an inner area of 1200 m2. In ten years time, a vacant lot has been transformed into a green, edible oasis. On the site, small-scale urban agriculture is combined with vegetable gardens for local residents. Residents who want to reduce their footprint can hand in their fruit and vegetable waste and/or buy local vegetables, herbs and cut flowers. At I can change 'Waste to Harvest' has been developed, a smart neighborhood compost system that is now also used at 10 other neighborhoodgreen locations in Amsterdam. During activities in the season, the picking garden and the Tuinkafe with tea bar are open. In the meantime, inspiration can be gained about rainwater collection and composting. During OpenTuinenWest, the education greenhouse about (neighborhood) composting is open and there are guided tours along the Waste to Harvest location on the site.
| special flowers | kitchen garden | food & drinks | neighbourhood function | rainproof | local composting |
STARTPOINT 3. JOHANNAPARK - Johannapark 1, 1054 KB. Entrance via the gate next to Overtoom 353, see map.
Where the Vondelpark nursery once was, the residents have created a private communal garden (800 m2). There are vegetable beds, flower beds, sunny sitting areas and lots of flowers.
| kitchen garden | special trees | special flowers | composting |
STARTINGPOINT 4. GARDENS OF MIDWEST- Cabralstraat 1, 1057 CD Amsterdam, see map.
Since 2014, local residents have been transforming two gardens in the MidWest schoolyards into urban orchards. These are experimental stations for urban ecology, climate resilience, social innovation and bee management. The twelve thousand kilos of tiles of these squares have been transformed into wadis, beds with wild crops, fruit orchards, terraces, ponds, a chicken coop, a neighborhood oven and beehives. The starting point is the experiment. How do indoor gardens become socially valuable, green and climate-resistant outdoor spaces again? How do we create a garden with a lot of biodiversity in this densely populated district, with less than 1 m2 of green space per resident, where people, animals and insects feel at home? Welcome to Mid West.
| composting | rainproof | kitchen garden | food & drinks | toilet | art | historical architecture |
STARTINGPOINT 5. GWL TERREIN - Waterkersweg 316, 1051 PK Amsterdam
Here is a quiet green public walking area, in a sustainable car-free neighborhood. The first homes were completed in 1997. 63 fruit trees have been maintained by volunteers for 25 years. From 2013, the district is becoming increasingly green. Stone squares become green areas. There are utility gardens where residents can garden to their heart's content, surrounded by hedges. They attract many birds, including swifts and colonies of sparrows. Grass strips have been transformed into long-flowering plots that promote biodiversity. There is composting and experiments with water collection, drought resistance and heat stress. Every month many volunteers work in public green areas. That group is growing and the greening continues.
Open 12pm - 5pm
| edible garden | wheelchair friendly | composting | social garden | toilet (with wheelchair support) | open
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STARTINGPOINT 6. HET EETBARE PLANTSOEN (THE EDIBLE GARDEN)- Nicolaas Beetsplantsoen, 1053 KB, see map.
In 2015, the residents of the Borgerbuurt put their heads together on this petrified square with boring shrubs. They wanted to grow fruit and vegetables here together. The West district was happy to help realize the vegetable garden and the mini orchard with herb garden. Since 2016, dozens of neighbors have been busy fertilizing, watering, sowing and harvesting. But especially with meeting, chatting, helping, cooking and relaxing.
| flowergarden | wheelchair accessible | public garden | kitchen garden |
STARTINGPOINT 7. DE TUINEN VAN WESTERPARK - Sloterdijkerweg 22, 1014 CB Amsterdam, see map.
From early spring to autumn, the gates are open during the day and everyone is welcome to come and walk in the greenery, enjoy the peace and quiet and participate in the activities. The Gardens of Westerpark is a partnership between the Sloterdijkermeer and Nut & Genoegen garden parks. They organize all kinds of nature activities for gardeners, local residents and other interested parties. Start at the Edible Stoep at the park entrance: from there are walks across the garden park.
Tip: in the canteen you can also eat delicious sandwiches and have drinks.
| flower garden | wheelchair accessible | communal garden | kitchen garden |
8. NATUURTUIN SLATUINEN - Slatuinenweg 45, 1057 KB, see map.
It is called a hidden paradise, this green oasis in the middle of an urban stone desert. You can enjoy rare plants, chirping birds and small mammals. There are bird groves, thickets, a pool with frogs and a marsh, hedgerows and lots of trees. You really feel like you are in nature here. In addition, the garden has an undeniable social and educational function. School classes go on excursions to experience the variety of nature. There are guided tours, children's activities and a neighborhood party. Sometimes there is a painter's club in the garden or an artist's sculpture exhibition.
| child friendly | rainproof | special flora | special fauna | special trees | toilet |
9. NATUURSPEELTUIN PLANWEST - Entrance via Van Speijkstraat 65, 1057 GM.
If you cycle through the street you will not suspect that behind these houses lays a gigantic inner courtyard with a children's playground. Here they can play, climb, run and romp in nature to their heart's content. In the center of the city. There is a climbing rock, waterfalls, tree houses and a sports field of 400 m2. Residents, children and young people have been involved in the garden design and maintenance from the start.
Open 12pm - 5pm
| playgarden | child friendly | wheelchair accessible | toilet |
10. GRACHTEN VAN SMARAGD - Start de rondwandeling bij Bilderdijkkade 814, 1053 VN
Alle woonboten een groendak. Dat is de droom van “de Grachten van Smaragd” voor 2025, als cadeau voor de stad wanneer ze haar 750ste verjaardag viert. In 2016 begon de vergroening van vier boten langs de Da Costakade, gevolgd door vier aan de Bilderdijkkade het jaar erop. Ondertussen zijn er in de hele stad vele groene woonbootdaken gerealiseerd.
Je ziet op de OpenTuinenWest dag twee voorbeelden van biodiverse daken op woonboten zodat er nog meer ruimte voor vlinders en bijen in de stad ontstaat. Laat je inspireren om ook jouw dak of het dak van je schuurtje of uitbouw te vergroenen of veelkleurig te maken.
Rondwandelingen om 13:00 en 15:00 uur.
| openbaar toegankelijk | watervriendelijk | rolstoel toegankelijk |
11. CORDAAN CENTER KIJKDUIN - Kijkduinstraat 17, 1055 XP, see map. Tram 19, or bus 21.
Started as a center for adults with a psychiatric or psychosocial background. All neighbors are now welcome for a chat, a cup of coffee or to sit quietly in the garden. A unique neighborhood place where greenery takes a central place.
Open 12pm - 5pm.
| wheelchair accessible | communal garden | food & drinks | toilet | art |
12. BAARSJES BUURTTUIN - Entrance via Marco Polostraat 191.
Here are dozens of vegetable garden where often an entire family harvests their produce. There is a lot of attention for flowers, insects, bees, vegetables and fruit. Urban Farming in optima forma.
| kitchen garden | wheelchair accessible |
13. KAS KEERWEER - Admiraal de Ruijterweg 19, 1057 JT.
Here you can quietly read a good book, chat with each other and follow green workshops. There is also a worm hotel.
Do you want to be a flower princess or prince? You learn how to make a flower wreath or staff and you go outside as a flower prince(ss). We work with natural materials, real flowers and also make flowers from crepe paper.
Update: a special activity for the kids. Between 13 and 16 AM kids can learn how to make 'weeds-butter' with herbs and flowers from the garden. The workshop is free and takes about 15 minutes. Registration is not necessary.
| kitchen garden | food & drinks | worm hotel | special tree | children activities |
14. DE WACKERSTUIN - Eerste Helmersstraat 271, 1054 DZ. see map.
The WackersTuin is a quiet innergarden behind the Wackers Academy, a classical art academy. It houses a common garden for 30 households. Since 2015, the tiled playground (350 m2) of this old school was transformed into a varied garden. There are 15 vegetable gardens, flowers, trees, shrubs, a greenhouse, a tomato field and a herb circle. Some members have a vegetable garden, others take care of an ornamental garden by growing in the greenhouse. There are also 2 worm hotels to make compost from organic waste, garden waste and coffee grounds. The garden is almost self-sufficient in its own compost. The WackersTuin organizes concerts, an urban gardening course, botanical drawing/painting workshops in collaboration with Wackers Academy and a fermenting workshop. The students of the Wackers Academy also enjoy the garden to draw and paint, sculpt and have a quite lunch.
| kitchen garden | worm hotel | composting | flower garden | toilet | wheelchair accessible | art |
15. ECOTUIN VAN SPEIJK - Van Speijkstraat 115a, 1057 GT. See map.
A few years ago, this private garden was largely petrified. The residents received help and inspiration from Tiles out, green in! and gave their own twist to the garden. Partly inspired by Louis Le Roy's Eco Cathedral and with the help of green designer Rania Siona, the tiles were used as borders and walls. Reuse, experimentation and 'wild growth' are central to this garden. The garden is open from 11:00 am.
| rainproof | special flora | composting | food & drinks |
16. CATHARINAHOFJE - Entrance via Overtoom 224, 1054 HZ.
This courtyard with a courtyard garden was built over 100 years ago (1906) on the recently filled-in Overtoom. Female students still live in the eleven apartments
| old courtyard garden | wheelchair accessible | special architecture| toilet |
19. DE STOKER WATERTUIN - Entrance via Gallerie De Stoker, Witte de Withstraat 124, 1057 ZH.
About 32 years ago, the gardeners started working on this hidden gem. Due to increasing rainfall, the garden increasingly turned into a swamp. In the spring of 2018 they made the garden rainproof. Frogs, snails and water-loving plants are enjoying themselves again. The self-produced insect houses and fountains in the garden complete it.
| rainproof | special trees | toilet | artprojects |
21. THE MIRACLE GARDEN - 1056 BV Amsterdam, 52.374141,4.849648,17, see map.
The Miracle Garden is a unique flower garden in the Erasmuspark, initiated and designed by the Amsterdam-based visual artist Elspeth Diederix. It is the breeding ground for the Miracle Series: unique artworks developed from the garden, which will appear on billboards at various moments through its seasons. There’s an array of the most spectacular flowers in bloom all year round. An enthusiastic team of local residents take care of all the daily upkeep and practical maintenance. More info: www.themiraclegarden.nl
| wheelchair accessible | flowergarden | special flora | special fauna | artprojects |
22 MERKELBACH LANDLUST - Entrance at gate behind Willem de Zwijgerlaan 331, 1055 RA
Built in 1932 by Merkelbach & Karsten as one of the first strip-building flats in the Netherlands. Alternating green lanes and parking lanes. The Neighborhood Garden Landlust has been redesigned and furnished, for and by residents.
| wheelchair accessible | special architecture | communal garden|
23. BEEGARDEN PLANTASIA- Erasmuspark, 1056 BV, 52.374141, 4.851102, see map
In addition to the honey bee, dozens of species of 'wild bees' live in Amsterdam. Bee garden Plantasia offers these important animals a new home that is as diverse as they are. The bee garden is designed to mimic the natural environment. Plants and insects can live here undisturbed. Did you know that 70% of wild bees nest in the soil? That is why, in addition to an insect hotel, there is also a sod wall. Hopefully you will also receive inspiration here to make your balcony or garden more bee-friendly.
| special flora | special fauna | flowergarden |
NATIONALE BOMENBANK NOORD HOLLAND - Lutkemeerweg 328, 1067 TH (Nieuw-West)
By sustainably preserving trees, both young and old, we contribute to solving urbanization and climate change. We use this to build a healthy city. To this end, our services are based on sustainability, scientific research, practical insight and natural principles.
| special trees | special flora | special fauna | nationalebomenbank.nl |
PING PONG PARCK - Overtoom 428, 1054 JV
Ping Pong Parck has suitable drinking corners and a separate room with two PingPong tables and a table football. We have everything in house for an original and unforgettable drink.
| eten en drinken | toilet | rolstoel toegankelijk | cafeparck.nl |
BAR BAARSCH - Jan Evertsenstraat 91, 1057 BS
Located on the corner of Jan Evertsenstraat and Vespuccistraat, Bar Baarsch is located in the heart of the Baarsjes. All Open Gardens west visitors can come here on June 11 for a refreshing homemade lemonade or coffee with apple pie for only € 6.50.
| food and drink | toilet | wheelchair accessible | barbaarsch.nl |
WILDERNIS - Bilderdijkstraat 165F, 1053 KP
We want to make the city greener in the most sustainable way possible. That is why we work together with other green professionals and organisations. Together we set up projects and organize workshops and lectures about plants, nature and (urban) gardening. View our sustainability page if you want to know more about how sustainable the plants and products of our store are
| special plants | special flora | special fauna | exphibition | workshops | wildernisamsterdam.nl |