For more information about the art exhibit and/or concert you would like to attend, visit Friends of Wester-Amstel (Dutch only).
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Amstelland Day 2019
Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019 || Time: 10:00 - 16:00 Location: Wester-Amstel
Each year Wester-Amstel takes part in Amstellanddag, an event that celebrates the past, present, and future of the Amstelland (the Dutch countryside).
This year there is plenty planned! Including...
WITCHCRAFT AT WESTER-AMSTEL:
This year’s Amstelland Day, Sunday June 2nd from 11.00 to 16.00, a group of voluntary Green Witches of countryhouse Wester-Amstel will introduce a score of brewings with the slogan ‘Herbal Sorcery’.
Aside from a mixes with vinegar, there’ll be combinations with sirups, salts and oils. Of course you can again buy our lovely pots with dried herbs, on which we offer spiritual applications and tasty recipes.
We kick off with the usual tour around our nesting facilities for birds, among which we installed several apartments for bats. Hope all goes well with all that witchcraft going on...
And a special guest speaker... BUTTERFLY-GURU WANKJA FERGUSON: - ‘No coffee without bees’:
Also present on Amstellanddag is butterfly-expert Wankja Ferguson, who will give us a lecture on the deplorable state the bees are in, and as a result the gloomy future of we humans. Not only are staple foods reliant on bees, wthout bees we also can forget about our daily cup of coffee.
To stay up-to-date about what will be happening at Wester-Amstel during Amstellanddag, please visit our facebook page.
For a complete list of everything happening in the area for Amstellanddag, please visit the Beschermers Amstelland website.
Open Monument Day 2018
Date: Sept 8 & 9 || Time: 10:00 - 17:00
A few times a year Wester-Amstel opens up its house for public tours. It's the perfect chance to learn more about our estate's history and see what we have planned for the future.
Along with tours during this event, we'll also be selling Wester-Amstel products. This year our garden group has 'brewed' up an extra special range of products. You’ll be able to purchase:
So why not stop by for a tour, a shop, and a wander through our beautiful country estate?
* From all the teas they created, our garden group selected one as the Wester-Amstel Tea of 2018. Hopefully this will be a tradition upheld for many years to come.
Plant Exchange 2019
Date: April 20 || Time: 11:00 - 12:30 || Location: Wester-Amstel
Join us and other garden enthusiasts to exchange a variety of plants and seeds. Whether your looking for a new plant for your garden or house... Or it's time for one of your plants to find a new home... This event is for you!
** If you are bringing plants/seeds of your own, please make sure they are labeled and in appropriate bags/packaging **
Bird & Bat Tour 2019
Date: April 20 || Time: 11:15 || Location: Wester-Amstel
On our Plants Exchange Day 2019 (saturday 20th of april, 11.00-12.30) we’ll give extra attention to a number of new nesting boxes during our annual ‘Wings Tour’. These are a special gift from bird lover and gardner Peter Siebbeles, who got interested in Wester-Amstel after seeing us on the TV program BinnensteBuiten beginning this year. Besides three boxes fit for several species of tits (one of which is already occupied!), he also built a spectacular ‘Bats Apartment’, that now looms over the former Berry Garden.
You can download a ‘pdf’ of the updated Bird Map, if you wish to partake in our tour,
starting at 11.15.
Note: The tour will be in Dutch.
Download a copy of our bird tour map here: