Strawberries begin to ripen in May and picking them is such a great springtime activity. Kids love picking strawberries, and it’s a fantastic way to teach them about where their food comes from, so if you’re looking for a way to enjoy the weather this spring and summer, visit the wonderful Van Reeuwijk Fruit & Flowers.
Van Reeuwijk Fruit & Flowers is just South of the city, in Abbenes, and soon their rows of strawberry plants will be bursting with beautiful red berries, just waiting to be picked. Strawberries aren’t the only fruit available to pick at this sprawling fruit farm. There are blueberries, blackberries, two varieties of raspberries, jostaberries, cherries, gooseberries, and many more types of fruit available to pick on the farm.
Even if it’s raining, as it often is in Amsterdam, the strawberries and cherries are covered, so it’s the perfect rainy day activity. All you need to do is grab a basket from the front desk, pick whatever fruit or veg you’d like to eat and then bring the basket back to be weighed and priced.
You can find the farm at Main road 1475, 2157 PA Abbenes and they’re open between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Saturday. You don’t need to book a slot in order to visit, but you can see what’s in season on the website.