online workshop edible tulips Verita's Visit Holland

Free online workshop edible tulips & King's Day celebration

A gorgeous looking treat for holidays such as Easter and King's Day ánd the way to impress friends & family. Get your kids together, ask your grandkids to join online and get ready for this free online workshop edible tulips.

online workshop edible tulips Verita's Visit HollandThere are two things I miss right now: you, my participants & the sight of the tulip fields. So, my idea is to do an online workshop edible tulips. This way I can see you, connect with you ánd we can make these tulips together. As this treat looks great on the Easter brunch / dinner table or at any other celebrative event we will connect online on Good Friday 10 April. For those who can't make it: there's a 2nd session on April 27 ( our King's day).

What do you need to participate:

  • cherry tomatoes - I've bought cute tomatoes already shaped like a tulip
  • cream cheese
  • spring onion or green beans

For the King's Day session it is nice to have some orange ones.

If you already made these, or have some ideas of your own, bring them on the table during the online workshop tulip making!

 

When there still is time we can also make an origami tulip. For this you need to square papers of the same size.

As this is mainly my way to connect with you, this will also be your chance to ask questions about Holland & typical Dutch stuff!

I will be going live on Facebook  on

Good Friday April 10  3:30 PM Amsterdam time (CEST) - 

And we'll be doing a Zoom session on

King's Day April 27 5:30 PM Amsterdam time (CEST)  -

Sign in for the zoom session through the link You'll then receive  a confirmation with all the meeting details.

You can check your time on https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

 

See you there?


The Hague bike tour - typical Dutch food stop

Dutch pancakes. Not the American one, more like the French crepes. Something in between. And apple pie. Cold or warm creamy chocolate milk.  On the most popular The Hague bike tour you'll eat typical Dutch food. In a place that looks a lot like grandma's home. Your Dutch grandma.

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"This is like a real cycling tour!" Questionmarks are all over my face when I look at her. She laughs. "In most city bike tours the guide stops every five minutes to tell something. You stay in the city centre, don't really get anywhere. This is an ideal tour with kids as we actually cover some ground ánd get to know more about life in the Netherlands."

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The best stop on the Sea & the City The Hague bike tour for kids is the food stop. Ah, who am I kidding? The best stop for everyone is the food stop.  Often, when I stop at the water tower and explain that 1.3 million people living in The Hague and surroundings get their fresh water from the dunes the question the kids ask is: "Is there some food nearby as well?" Then something starts to tickle inside - I'm a real foodie-. "It's just around the corner, let's go!"

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Food motivates people. You should see how fast we get from the water tower to that cosy place that looks like grandma's farm! The red-and-white curtains, the wooden picnic tables, the cosy garden with view on the ponies. What's not to like?

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The menu is full of typical Dutch food: from fries with kroket to authentic Dutch pea soup. The pancakes and apple pie usually are the winners. Warm and with whipped cream. And for drinks: a good Dutch beer or a chocolate drink. The typical Dutch, nice and creamy one. I enjoy watching my participants eat and always wonder: will we continue the The Hague bike tour city & sea? And how? :)

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Holland Greenhouse Festival Kom in de Kas

It takes place the First weekend of April.  Some call it the ‘get into the greenhouse’ event. Although it takes place in different areas of the Netherlands,  I love visiting the Holland greenhouses of the Westland. The Westland is not only a bike ride away from The Hague or Delft, it is also the cradle of the horticulture in the Netherlands. Here’s what the region has in store – or better, in the greenhouse- for you.

 

In Dutch the event is called Kom in de kas 2021. In English I would call it Holland greenhouse festival. It’s more than a visit to a Dutch greenhouse, it’s a celebration which is great fun for all ages. The different bands playing enroute of this Holland greenhouse festival get you into the festive mood, you can taste paprika smoothies or radishes with chocolate or just relax in the sun with a cup of coffee & cake, children can participate in all kind of fun activities and of course you can buy your favourite flowers, fruit & vegetables at a stand located at the end of the Holland greenhouse festival.

Greenhouses in the Netherlands open their doors for visitors only one time per year. The reason is that  young, growing plants are vulnerable and easily infected by diseases, which is why hygiene in the greenhouses is extremely important and visitors are often not allowed inside or can only visit when they follow strict hygiene rules.

So, it’s quite a unique opportunity to visit a greenhouse and see how fruit, vegetable & flowers are grown. A colleague once called Westland the all year round Keukenhof and it’s true. You’ll be amazed by all the different types of flowers grown in the Westland, also known as Glass City.  You can see all the fantastic greenhouse innovations and developments, ask the growers all your questions about the plants that are being grown and many greenhouses put (Dutch) signs which explain all about the horticulture.

private guided tour greenhouse Holland festival Verita's VisitThe Kom in de Kas ( get into the greenhouse) event takes place on Saturday 3 April from 10 AM – 5 PM  & Sunday 4 April 2021 from 10 AM – 4 PM.  In Westland the focus is at Maasland where 10 greenhouses open their doors. There are lovely cycle routes from The Hague & Delft to the centre of horticulture and visitors are advised to come by bike. Really don’t feel like cycling? There are free busses at the flowerauction Royal FloraHolland bringing you to the walking zone. More info (in Dutch) on komindekaswestland.nl

 

Can't make it on Saturday 3 April or Sunday 4 April 2020? Questions or suggestions?  Send an e-mail to veritasvisit(@)gmail.com for more information on Verita's Visit's (bike) tours & events to the Holland greenhouses.  


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