Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday - Spring blossoms in Amstelveen

This event was brought to my attention by my lovely colleague H. and I am sorry I did not get to write the post on day of the event.

It seems that the area of Amsterdam is home to the second largest Japanese community in Europe and in the year 2000, to celebrate the 400 years of commercial and cultural relationships between the 2 countries, the Japanese Womesn's club planted 400 cherry trees, 200 with Japanese women's names, the rest with Dutch names.

The Cherry Blossom Festival was held in Amstelveen on the 10 May, a tradition that has been going on for 13 years already.

Although the event has passed, with Spring giving its first late signs, the Bloesem Park (= Blossom Park) and its "lady trees" is still worth a visit.

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