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Every year, the lovers of the equestrian sport and the fans to flower-growing meet in Holland, where two great events unfold all their enchantment: Jumping Amsterdam, the equestrian international spectacle, and the Floral Festival of Holland offers wonderful samples and for peculiar experts and, where the technique of the professionals and the colorful and attractive result of their workings reign.


Jumping Amsterdam attracts the best riders of the world and more than 50 000 spectators during four days by the end of the month of January. It consists of several categories. The category of equestrian jump consists of 15 competitions that are developed throughout four days. The taming is divided in three different competitions, whose winners face to each other by the final prize. Also a category of trote exists or stroll and the National Equipment of Pony Shetland does magnificent appearances during the event, showing all their skill and affection.

Smallest they will be able to enjoy a behind schedule special one to mount in pony without no cost. The official store of the festival offers equestrian equipment and elements of art and daily use related to the thematic one. Numerous spectacles are carried out by artists. The gastronomical supply abounds in bars and restaurants of great variety.

In Zwaagdijk-Oost, to the north of Holland, the floral exhibition greater of the world is developed during five days of February closed door. This captivating sample combines creativity, beauty and talent in 4500 meters squared of impressive adjustments made up of ornamental flowers, shrubs, plants, trees and other elements, that give like result examples of gardens that anyone would dream about taking care of in its home. The diversity of styles takes care of all the pleasures: of the classic thing to the modern thing, minimalist at the most sumptuous thing. A true universe of color and aromas.

Practical information on Jumping Amsterdam

  • Address: 22, Europaplein, 1078 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland.
  • Next event: from the 22 to the 25 of January of 2009.
  • Schedules: Thursday, 12:00 hs. ; Friday, 10:30 hs. ; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 hs.
  • How to arrive: in bus, lines 15, 69 and 169.

Practical information on the Floral Festival of Holland

  • Address: 5 Centrale Markt, Zwaagdijk-Oost.
  • Schedules: of Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 to 22:00 hs. ; Saturday and Sunday, of 10:00 to 18:00 hs.
  • Entrance: adults, 10 Euros; children between 4 and 12 years, 5 Euros; minors of 4 years, free.

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