16-18 June 2006. Around 30 mostly privately owned canal-side gardens are to be opened to the public for three days. Organized by the Amsterdam Canal Museums, this tour through four centuries of garden history has the theme Garden houses and arbours and participating gardens are indicated by a banner on the buildings faade. Formal parterres, garden rooms, gardens in both classical and contemporary styles and picturesque canal houses are on display, with light refreshments available in a number of locations. The garden tours start from various canal-side spots on the Herengracht including the Theatermuseum at N 168, the Bijbels Museum at N 366 and the Willet-Holthuysen Museum at N 605. Tickets are available from the canal-side museums, the Huis Marseille at 401 Keizersgracht and the Van Loon Museum only. Prams and dogs are not allowed into the gardens, and most have no wheelchair access. Proceeds from ticket sales go to charity. There is free transport on a canal boat to holders of a package ticket. Admission 3-day ticket 12. Gardens open 10.00-17.00.
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The Van Loon Museum is at 672 Keizersgracht, Amsterdam. By trams 16, 24, 25 from Central Station. Tel. +31 020 3203660 firstname.lastname@example.org