De Beleving

Elm route
See the best of the elms and the spring snow in Amsterdam: follow the elm route! Enjoyable on foot as well as on bike. The route starts at the elm arboretum on the North shore of the IJ waterway next to EYE), then crosses the water into the Eastern part of central Amsterdam and ends at Amsterdams famous Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. This 8kms (5 miles) route gives residents and visitors a new perspective on Amsterdam: City of Trees.
You can DOWNLOAD THE ELM ROUTE HERE  Unfortunately this year no EN translation). 
During Springsnow 2018 you can see how this unique natural phenomenon inspires several artists.

Program 2018  (see Facebook for more information & updates)

Monday April 9 at 8pm: Catch that spring feeling at the most charming theatre of Amsterdam, with music, poems & butterflies. And catch a glimpse  of how we will celebrate Springsnow 2018 at CLUB FANTASMA at Torpedo Theatre. With Tatiana Chevtchouk, Arizona Highways, Maartje Jaquet, Ronald M. Offerman & Albert Vliegenthart. 

April 21 – May 21 Spring snow in Amsterdam – Photo Exhibition by Simon Trel in the windows of the Rietveldhuis at Amstelpark. Photographer Simon Trel made this gorgeous photo’s last year and these show you the city as we want to experience her every day in springtime. You can visit the expo (and the park) each day from 08:00 am until sunset.



sun. 20 May 2017, 11.00 am: Elm route Photo Walk. Start in Elm Arboretum next to EYE in Amsterdam-North. Takes: 2,5 hour. Participation: free. Do you want to walk or bike the elm route with a group with a guide on another day, contact us: 

Eau d'Amsterdam bottle illustration

Now there is a unique city perfume based on the natural scent of the wood & leaves of the elm tree! Eau d’Amsterdam, Scent of the Elm Trees was launched in 2014 to support the cultural activities from Springsnow. The perfume was made by Tijdmakers in cooperation with Annindriya & IFF. VOGUE selected it as One of the Seven Best Scents with a Destination. The perfume is for sale at different locations and online, see:

Read about Springsnow
The American writer John Green was so impressed with the ‘falling of flowers from the sky’ during his Writer in Residence stay in Amsterdam that he wrote about it in bestseller The Fault in our Stars. It’s an AWESOME book to read, especially at springtime at the canals!

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