A new Open Tuinen West will be organised on Saturday Spetember 4 2021.
One ticket (with city map) gave you entry to all gardens for € 2.50. Children and citypass holders will go free. Buy your ticket at one of the startingopoints listed below. You support our local community initiative too by buying your ticket.
Please take € 2.50 in cash. We do not support creditcards or digital transactions yet.
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.
In 2021 new gardens may be added. So keep an eye on this webpage below and have a look at our Facebook page too.
Start your day from 10:00 at one of the starting points below:
(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.
[confirmed 2020] Water ripples, leafs murmur and birds singing. Jan's Garden is a silent garden and a paradise garden.
| child friendly | rainproof | toilet |
(3) I can change the world with my two hands - Jasper Leijnsenstraat 21, 1056 XW, see map.
[confirmed 2020] Since 2011, fallow land has been transformed into a green, edible oasis. The 1200 m2 inner area combines small-scale urban agriculture with vegetable gardens for local residents.
| special flowers | kitchen garden | food & drinks | neighbourhood function | rainproof |
(4) Johannapark - Johannapark 1, 1054 KB. Entrance via the gate next to Overtoom 353, see map.
[confirmed 2020] 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 |
(5) Tuinen van MidWest - Cabralstraat 1, 1057 CD Amsterdam, see map.
[confirmed 2020] The MidWest schoolyards are test stations for urban ecology, climate resilience, social innovation and bee management. Here you will find wadis, fruit trees, ponds, a chicken coop, a neighborhood oven and hives.
On the Open Garden West day we had special kid activities:
And for the somewhat grown-up kids:
| composting | rainproof | kitchen garden | food & drinks | toilet | art |
(24) Hugo de Groothof - Eerste Hugo de Grootstraat 13, 1052 HK, see map.
[confirmed 2020] The Weduwenhof (Widow courtyard), now known as the Hugo de Groothof, was built in 1882 by W. Langhout, an Amsterdam School architect. It was intended to accommodate 40 women and 100 children. At eleven o'clock the light went out and the gate locked. Visitors were not allowed after. The board offered financial and material assistance in case of emergency, for example in finding work. From 1950 there were virtually no more children living there. In 1979, each home received two rooms, a kitchen, and its own bathroom. The last widow left in 1982 and it then was renamed Hugo de Groothof. Most properties are now rented out. The garden is an oasis of peace with lots of flowers and fragrant (bee) shrubs.
| old courtyard garden | special architecture | communcal garden |
(18) Cascoland BuurtMoesBinnenTuin - Entrance at Sinjeur Semeynsstraat 53, 1061 GC. See map.
[confirmed 2020] This is a neighbourhood initiative developed by local residents in tandem with Rochdale Housing Association who provided the land. There are 17 gardeners who produce food and vegetables in raised planting beds throughout the year. The gardens are raised because the site was once industrial so that land has been capped making cultivation problematic. However, working with Cascoland, and arts and design collective who are active in the neighbourhood solutions were found that could allow families to grow their own produce and create a special place in the City.
| communal garden | food & drinks |
(2) Natuurtuin Slatuinen - Slatuinenweg 45, 1057 KB, see map.
[confirmed 2020] In this green oasis in the middle of an urban stone desert, you can enjoy the rare plants, the shimmering birds and the small mammals.
| child friendly | rainproof | special flora | special fauna | special trees | food & drinks | toilet |
(7) Frederikstuin - Entrance via Frederiksstraat 28, 1054 LD, see map.
[confirmed 2020] This inner garden is on a site that has been neglected for years. Local residents put a stop to this. Since April 2018 there has been a common ornamental and herb garden here.
| garden in development | flower garden | communal garden | art |
(8) Natuurspeeltuin PlanWest - Entrance via Van Speijkstraat 65, 1057 GM.
[confirmed 2020] If you cycle through the street you do not expect that there is a huge courtyard behind these houses with a children's playground. Here they can play, climb, run and romp around in nature.
| playgarden | child friendly | wheelchair accessible | toilet |
(9) Van Speyck binnentuin - Entrance via Van Speijkstraat 65, 1057 GM.
This inner garden was designed by Anouk Vogel; a Swiss landscape architect. The garden was laid out in 2009 and is characterized by steel circles with white plants and the beautiful fence (lace fence).
| flower garden | special architecture | rainproof | viewing garden | kunst |
(10) 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.
We had a special kids programme:
| kitchen garden | wheelchair accessible | children activities |
(11) Kas Keerweer - Admiraal de Ruijterweg 19, 1057 JT.
[confirmed 2020] Here you can quietly read a good book, chat with each other and follow green workshops. There is also a worm hotel.
We had s special kids (5+) programme:
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.
| kitchen garden | food & drinks | worm hotel | special tree | children activities |
(12) Het Eetbare Plantsoen (HEP)- Nicolaas Beetsplantsoen, 1053 KB, zie see map.
Since 2016 they have been busy with fertilising, watering, sowing and harvesting this public square. But especially with meeting, chatting, helping, cooking and relaxing.
| flowergarden | wheelchair accessible | public garden | kitchen garden |
(13) Moestuin Curacaostraat - Curacaostraat 28, 1085 BW.
Part of the public street has been used by local residents since 2011 for growing their own vegetables in vegetable garden containers. There is also a scented garden with flowers, fruit and herbs that attract insects.
| flower garden | wheelchair accessible | communal garden | kitchen garden |
(14) Restaurant MOER - Amstelveenseweg 5, 1054 MB.
MOER serves 100% organic and refined dishes, with herbs and flowers from its own garden. On both sides you will find flowers, addresses, pansies, East Indian cherry and wild wild garlic. MOER is also an ideal place for a lunch or drink break on the Open Gardens West day.
| food & drinks | kitchen garden | wheelchair accessible | toilet |
(16) Catharinahofje - Entrance via Overtoom 224, 1052 JZ.
[confirmed 2020] 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) Van Kinsbergen binnentuin - Entrance via Van Kinsbergenstraat 63, 1057 PN.
The Ymere housing association is developing an ecological garden at this location. The goal is to give a piece of nature back to Amsterdam. Water scales, rough grass, stinse plants and butterfly plants can be seen.
| special trees | rainproof | looking garden | flower garden | toilet |
(20) De Lutherhof - Entrance Staringplein 9, 1054 VJ.
[confirmed 2020] From the monumental hall of the Lutherhof one enters the Garden Garden. A gravel path surrounds the historic garden, completed with original lanterns, a stone vase, beautiful plants and a seat for residents.
| old courtyard garden | wheelchair accessible | toilet |
(22) Borgertuin - Entrance via blue gate Tweede Kostverlorenkade 145, 1053 SG.
This indoor area has been managed by the Rochdale housing association for 115 years. This yields one of the best hidden green secrets in Oud-West. This inner garden shows how a hundred years of good maintenance can lead to beautiful results.
| looking garden | special flora | flower garden |
(23) De Stoker Watertuin - Entrance via Gallerie De Stoker, Witte de Withstraat 124, 1057 ZH.
[confirmed 2020] Due to increasing rainfall, the garden became more and more a swamp. The garden was made rainproof in the spring of 2018. Frogs, snails and water-loving plants are enjoying themselves again.
| rainproof | special trees | toilet | art |
(15) De WackersTuin - Eerste Helmersstraat 271, see map.
The WackersTuin is a quiet neighborhood garden behind the Wackers Academy, a classical art academy. There are now vegetable garden tubs, flowers, trees, shrubs, seats, a greenhouse and a worm hotel.
On the Open Gardens West day people enjoyed double:
| kitchen garden | worm hotel | composting | flower garden | toilet | wheelchair accessible | art |
(17) 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 only between 12 am and 5 pm.
| wheelchair accessible | communal garden | food & drinks | toilet | art |
(21) Kruidenthee Amsterdam - Entrance next to Kijkduinstraat 8, 1055 XR. See map.
Herbal garden with sage, rosemary, lavender, liquorice and bergamot. Sean van Oort grows these herbs in a former inner courtyard (900 m2). Since 2016 he has been working full time on putting his Herbal Tea Amsterdam company on the map. Together with volunteers and people with disabilities. A genuine Amsterdam tea brand with inspiration... how wonderful!
| communal garden | herb garden | food & drinks | toilet |
(6) Emerald canals - Hugo de Grootkade 70. See map
All Amsterdam houseboats to have a green roof. That is our dream for 2025. The pilot started at the Da Costakade, Bilderdijkkade and Stadhouderskade. To date, dozens of green houseboat roofs have been realised and the dream gets nearer...
| publicly accessible | rainproof | wheelchair accessible |