On Sunday 19 September, kids can enjoy all kinds of fun activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the first Harvest Festival at Jeugdland. The well-known nature playground of Amsterdam East will then celebrate the opening of the new Heavenly Garden.
Children up to the age of 12 can participate in the Harvest Festival Mini Festival in the Hemelse Tuin. There are all kinds of fun things to do: peeling the house beekeepers yourself and peeling apples by cycling. A nice reward awaits with a full stamp card, when all activities have been completed.
Do more play and learn
The Heavenly Garden is a large green oasis with many different edible crops: vegetables, herbs, grain, forest fruits and flowers. There are also many young trees, a pond and an apiary. An adventurous barefoot and senses path meanders next to the paved path through the garden, where children with and without disabilities can play together.
In the new garden, the growing youth of Oost – and the rest of Amsterdam – can play outside, do and learn from nature even more. A great asset to Jeugdland next to the nature playground with ‘slide mountain’, the cable car over the water, the Edible Island, the hut village and the water sports center on the Nieuwe Diep.
Youth Land is open from Tuesday to Sunday and accessible for free (a group visit is subject to costs). For the program, the Jeugdland Foundation works together with Maakland (part of Nowhere), Outdoor & Watersport Amsterdam and Hemelse Tuinen.
The Heavenly Garden is a concept by Roos Kuipers who also conceived the Edible Island about ten years ago. The new garden was made possible in part by the Oost district with financial contributions from the municipality of Amsterdam for urban agriculture, planting trees and accessibility.
Photo: Nosh Neneh