Canalside Herb Walk

Walk with me along Central Amsterdam canals and the Amstel. Find and learn about how to identify, harvest and safetly use many common plants, for food and simple remedies.

Inner cities are often thought of as fairly plant-barren areas but in fact they often have a richer variety of plants than many countryside areas. Amsterdam centrum certainly has lots of foragable plants and I’d like to show you some of them.

We’ll begin on the Magere Brug and walk along, seeing what we can find, probably towards Plantage Middenlaan and de Hortus Botanicus area.

You can bring your bike along with you but I think that walking along will be simpler and you’ll have a greater chance to touch and photograph the plants.

By learning about the plants during this walk, you’ll build your knowledge of the edibles which may grow near your home. I don’t expect you’ll usually want to harvest and eat herbs from busy streets but you will learn how to find them in clean locations and how to welcome them, when they find their way into your balcony and front door planters.

Booking is essential, if you would like to join me. Please contact me directly via or via the meetup group.

Cost – €8 per person.
Maximum 12 walkers
Start location – Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge, over Amstel, by Kerkstraat).
Timing: 13:00 – 15:00


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