Cherry Blossom Festival 2013









Updated 4th April:

Hi all,

It proved a little difficult to obtain an agenda for the festival as the Gemeente Amstelveen and Amsterdamse Bos are behind (they told me) on circulating the information.

This is what the Amsterdamse Bos were able to confirm today:

Prior to 3.30pm People gather outside the Gemeente Amstelveen

3.30pm Group starts to walk to the Cherry Blossom Park

3.45pm Group arrives at the Cherry Blossom Park

3.55pm A moment of silence near the Monument

4pm - 6.30pm Programme arranged by the Gemeente Amstelveen (The Gemeente were not able to confirm what this involves on the phone today).

So it seems the festival is more ceremonial than karoaoke under the blossoms.

If you have RSVP'd and this programme is not of interest, please update your RSVP. I will phone the Gemeente and A'Bos again on Monday and see if they have information on the programme starting 4pm.

I'm not sure if I am going to attend (I was expecting karaoke etc) but will update my RSVP early next week if this is the case.

If anyone has any information on the programme, let us know!


Cherry Blossom Festival 2012 information available here:

Sakura and hanami


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  • Rudolf O.

    Well you guys missed out on: sakura, sake, takoyaki, sushi and more :D

    April 10, 2013

  • naomi

    sorry. I went there, but I lost the way to go...
    I could not attend the meeting, today...

    April 10, 2013

  • Floor

    Sorry.. couldn't attend today..

    April 10, 2013

  • Tracey

    Sorry cant leave work

    April 10, 2013

  • Vincent van G.


    I will be at the raadhuis of the gemeente Amstelveen around 15:15, so please meet me there.

    To be sure, the address for the starting point is:

    Laan Nieuwer-Amstel 1, 1182 JR Amstelveen

    See you tomorrow! Vincent

    April 9, 2013

  • Tiago

    feeling excited to go to this :) if by any chance any of you might know of a room available to rent in amsterdam ,let me know :) im quiet,playful,outgoing and i like music,science and museum visiting. thanks so much

    April 9, 2013

  • Jason

    Work :(

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Esmeralda and me wont make it this time. See you other time.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Beatrice, only seeing you on the RSVP list now - could you act as the meeting point person at the Gemeente Amstelveen?

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've decided not to attend. Vincent or someone else, would you be willing to act as the meeting point person at the Gemeente Amstelveen?

    April 6, 2013

  • Little Red F.

    unfortunately, won't be able to take the day off :(

    April 4, 2013

  • naomi


    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I've changed the start time to 3.30pm. Here is a link to a video of last year's festival
    The festival seems more ceremonial than party. I'll contact the Gemeente on Monday for a programme to post to meetup. Enjoy the weekend!

    March 23, 2013

  • Adam K.

    Can only attend in the evening so lets have a 二次会!:)

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Little Red F.


    October 25, 2012

  • beatrice


    October 25, 2012

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