Amsterdam leafy walks are best in spring, early summer, late summer and autumn.
High summer is really green but the city can be choc-a-bloc and although we steer you towards quiet areas, you may need to cross some hectic streets and squares.
Winter can be fantastic for walking but it's the bare trees rather than the leafiness that holds the charm.
For each season, we suggest various walks that both suit and enhance that particular time of year in Amsterdam.
With all the trees and so many pavement gardens, there's a profusion bursting into spring green and splendid colour and plenty of sensations to put a spring in your step.
The elms festooned in a haze of pale green seeds, cherry blossom, magnolia, forsythia, daffodils, tulips (of course) all play a blinder during the first warm sunny days.
Later, clematis, wisteria, and laburnum, will accompany you towards early summer.
Amsterdam is a great place to be when spring has sprung and our walks will put you on the green track. Go to spring walks in Amsterdam
Summer is bliss, green and blossoming. Life is out-of-doors now and the pavement gardens are at their best with their owners to be found enjoying a drink outside their doors after work.
Cafés and restaurants are also serving outside, often by the water's edge. Everyone seems to have a boat; the Amstel River and the canals are a chuggin' and a sloshin' and the living really is easy.
The lush summer leafiness is enriched by the strong colours and scents of roses, hollyhocks, hydrangea, honeysuckle, lavender, you name it! Our quiet green walks will take you to lovely leafy areas not far but well removed from the hectic tourist areas. Go to summer walks in Amsterdam
Blessed with an abundance and variety of trees, Amsterdam summer passes mellowly (if we're lucky) into Amsterdam autumn.
The canals, lined with elm and lime for the most part, become paths of yellow and gold. The streets and squares planted with plane trees, poplar, catalpa, gingko, cypress, tulip tree, Caucasian wingnut continue this colourful display.
Our walks highlight this autumn gold under the low autumnal sun. Go to autumn walks in Amsterdam
You'll see things in winter that you may never even notice in summer.
Winter walks in Amsterdam are very rewarding and invigorated by a cheek-reddening jaunt, you'll enjoy that drink like never before.
We have chosen some walks that take advantage of the bareness of winter allowing you distant views of the city's finest buildings.
And you too will marvel at the silhouettes of poplar, willow and elm against the evening sky in this ‘low’ city. Go to winter walks in Amsterdam