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In the Netherlands, the month of March is like a bridge between Winter and Spring. The days are getting longer, which means you can enjoy the city parks and walks along the canals for an extra couple of hours.

Here are 5 Adventures you can go on in Amsterdam (and nearby) in March.

1. Erasmus Park

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Located in West Amsterdam, this is a beautiful park to visit at any time of the year. Enjoy a picturesque walk, a nice cup of coffee or lunch at Terrasmus shop. If the weather allows, this is also a perfect location for a picnic.

This urban park is quite cosy and eye-catching, especially The Miracle Garden, located right at the centre with a fantastic variety of very Instagrammable flowers 😉


2. Half of Europe on one street

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Ever been to a street with 7 different houses representing 7 different countries?
In the 1890’s Samuel van Eeghen, an influential politician wanted to bring something exotic to Amsterdam. During his travels, Van Eeghen was so impressed by the architecture of other European countries that he decided to create a street in Amsterdam with houses he saw in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and even Russia!
Spot them all on Roemer Visscherstraat.


3. Cosy cinema night at De Uitkijk

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This small and cute cinema located in the centre of Amsterdam on the Prinsengracht canal is a gem in the 1920’s style. Here you can enjoy a cup of tea and a film you always wanted to see but never had time. All movies are screened in the original language.
Up for a romantic date? Sorted!


4. Take a boat ride with a good mission

a group of people riding on the back of a boat with San Antonio River Walk in the background
Come plastic fishing with Plastic Whale tours. Founded in 2011 this initiative has quickly gained popularity among tourist and locals. Great way to enjoy an alternative boat ride with your family and educate your kids about recycling and the environment. The collected plastic is recycled into Plastic Whale boats – the same kind of vessels that are used during this experience. And did you know that they are also making furniture out of Amsterdam Canal Plastic?
The tours depart on Saturdays.


5. Visit Utrecht

(Utrecht photo credit Mickey Welsh)

This picturesque town is well worth a visit, and it is easy to get to by train (20 min) from Amsterdam Central Station. One of the most beautiful European cities with great historical and unapologetically cute landmarks. According to some independent travel bloggers, Utrecht is the home to the most beautiful canals in Europe. This cosy town is perfect for strolling along the stunning medieval canals and streets full of local boutiques, cafes and bars. To add to an already excellent reputation – BBC Travel listed Utrecht as the 4th happiest town in the world! The city is so quintessentially Dutch that if you really want to experience a small bite of ‘Dutchness’ – visiting Utrecht is a sure bet.


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We have also got great news to share with you! 

Our team at Amsterdam Urban Adventures is proud of being selected to run Lonely Planet Experiences.

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Lonely Planet Experiences have been designed to have a low environmental footprint while having a positive impact on local communities. True to Urban Adventures’ style, all tours will be in small groups,  with a maximum of 12 travellers, and led by a local guide. The tours will use local transportation, support locally owned-businesses and like all Urban Adventures, be 100% carbon-neutral, reflective of Lonely Planet’s commitment to responsible travel as part of this partnership. In addition, all tours will include exclusive discounts on Lonely Planet’s guidebooks, free access to Lonely Planet’s flagship Guides app, plus additional Lonely Planet insight throughout the tours.

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