Hidden Garden in Amsterdam

On my walk to discover a cafe for dinner last week, I stumbled upon a beautiful church in the small town of Hoofddorp. The church of St. John the Baptist is around 125 years old, and is currently undergoing some restoration. Surprisingly, the garden is in full bloom, not noticing the construction going on all around it. As I gazed upward, the Priest invited me to explore the garden behind the church. Far be it for me to decline an invitation as gracious as this one. What a pleasant surprise!

Church - Church View

Come on in the front gate…..

Church - Gate

Can you believe these peonies? Just a stunning color!

Church - Peonies

And how about this bird out shopping for dinner? See him so intent? He was very focused on the catch of the day…Yes, he is indeed a real bird, while the statues all around are bronze.

Church - Bird

Blooms abound as you continue your stroll.

Church - Path

And here is Joseph and family enjoying their day. Very peaceful place to relax.

Church - Joseph and Family

Church - Steeple

Then, it was off to enjoy dinner.


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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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2 Responses to Hidden Garden in Amsterdam

  1. Very nice – I really had to search to find that bird you mentioned. I guess it does fool the fish.


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