Floriade Expo & Amsterdam
Explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam and explore the living laboratory that is Floriade
The horticultural highlight of 2022 is the amazing Floriade Expo 2022, showcasing the best Flora and Fauna in the most highly anticipated horticultural event in Europe. Combine a visit to this fantastic event and explore the iconic Dutch capital city, Amsterdam from your base in the centre of Amsterdam.Read More
Floriade Expo 2022
Beginning in 2022, Floriade Horticultural Expo, will once again be showcasing the best Flora and Fauna in the most highly anticipated horticultural event in Europe. The theme of this year’s decennial Floriade Expo will be ‘growing green cities’, focusing on the sustainability of our cities of the future illustrating the most innovative verdure exhibits for following 6 months. Opening in the spring of 2022 in the spacious Almere, a city located a short distance away from Amsterdam, will transform into a living laboratory showcasing fascinating and ingenious horticultural exhibitions provided by many countries, cities and innovative businesses.
Blooming Amsterdam; A city of Art, Culture and Heritage
Amidst its canals and cobbled streets, you’ll find an abundance of excellent museums and art galleries. From Van Gogh to Rembrandt, there’s something to suit every taste in this cultural hub. The dutch capital is a captivating city and it is clear to see why so many visit each year, throughout all times of year. Spend a day exploring the narrow walkways or see the sights traversing the city’s famous canals. Also, if your visit to Keukenhof didn’t fulfill your floral appetite, why not head to the Bloemenmarkt, where vibrant colours and fragrances of fresh flowers every Monday to Saturday fill the city centre.
Experience the horticultural event of the decade and effervescent Dutch capital, Amsterdam.
14 April - 09 October 2022
Arrive in the Netherlands
Arrive and check in to your hotel. If time permits, begin exploring and get to know the area.
Spend a full day exploring the living laboratory that is Floriade. Discover new developments and be touched by what you see and see the many attractions, lots of art and culture, and with a unique collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers.
Floriade Expo 2022 will be an extraordinary expo. For six months the attention to the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ will be focused on the cities of the future. Visitors will have a unique and meaningful experience: while visiting the expo they will be invited to ‘explore, touch and change’.
This expo will also be the start of a new city district close to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Almost everything that will be built for the exhibition will become part of the legacy of Almere. The structures will remain and become part of the community. As part of this innovative exhibition concept, Floriade Expo 2022 will stimulate innovation and the development of solutions that can benefit us all. It will be a living laboratory and a platform for smart solutions.
The expo site will be developed as a Green City Arboretum, serving as a model for green structure development in cities. This arboretum will consist of a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs, all of which contribute to a green, healthy and sustainable city. Around 3000 species have been selected that contribute to the green city in terms of biodiversity, air purification, food production and city climate management.
The arboretum will be planted in alphabetical order. Each lot within the grounds will be allocated a letter of the alphabet. A four-meter wide strip around each lot will contain plants and trees, the Latin names of which starts with the letter allocated to the lot. We invite participants to choose planting that bears a relationship to their exhibit, country or city of origin.
Afterwards, return to the hotel.
Today, discover the wonderful city of Amsterdam. See the sights on board a leisurely canal cruise, cruising past 17th century gabled houses along tree-lined canals. The afternoon is free to explore Amsterdam, with its many museums and galleries. If you haven’t had your fill of flowers, why not head to the Hortus Botanicus Gardens – the oldest Botanical Gardens in the World! Originally a small medicinal herb garden opened in 1638, they are now home to over 4,000 different species of plant. Guided tours can be arranged.
Time permitting, explore further before commencing your return journey.
Why not stay another night?
Amsterdam is full to the brim of cultural sights waiting to be explored. So whilst you are here, get your fill! Museum fans are spoilt for choice with great exhibitions at Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank’s House. For a slightly unusual museum experience, head to the interactive Heineken experience to tour the original brewery and sip perfectly chilled beer. For the energetic, explore this unique city on foot with its famous tree-lined canals and preserved 17th Century gabled houses. Or perhaps visit more of the Netherlands or Europe
Park Centraal Hotel, Amsterdam ****
Set in a traditional canal house with a modern annex, this upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from the nearest tram stop and 2 km from Dam Square. Rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers, plus iPod docks and minibars. Upgraded rooms add canal and/or city views. There’s a gallery and a lounge that serve light bites and drinks, plus a refined Pan Asian restaurant with a trendy bar. Other amenities include a gym and secured parking (fees apply).
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre ****
Overlooking the historic city centre and the river IJ, this hotel is a 2-minute walk from a tram stop, 6 km from art exhibits at the Rijksmuseum, and 7 km from the Van Gogh Museum. Rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, minibars, flat-screen TVs with premium channels, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgrades add Nespresso machines and city views; some have access to an executive lounge that offers free breakfast. Suites offer sitting rooms, and room service is available 24/7. Amenities include a restaurant and a bar, plus 2 saunas, a fitness room and massage services. Parking is available for a fee.
Hilton Amsterdam ****
This upscale, canal-side hotel is a 15-minute walk from Museumplein and 4.4 km from Downtown Amsterdam. The chic, Dutch-style rooms have flat-screen TVs and WiFi, and some feature canal views. Suites add separate lounges and some have balconies; the suite used by John Lennon and Yoko Ono for their 1969 ‘Bed-In for Peace’ is also available. Dining options include an acclaimed Italian restaurant, a stylish bar and a garden patio.
|April – October 2022||Price on request|