Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Apple Picking near Amsterdam

This past saturday we ventured out on an adventure, our first time ever picking apples!! I know, I should have at least picked an apple in my life, but no. I've picked mangos, avocados, papayas, even pineapples, but no apples or pears. Everyone seems to do that every year, and I always wanted to, but for some strange reason never did.

So this past weekend we finally did. When I was explaining to my little one that we were going to pick apples from the trees, he said; "so we're going to buy the apples from the trees?" Yes, sort of I answered.
As soon as we arrived (only 25 minutes from Amsterdam) he was speechless, and so happy. He thought it was an all you can eat.

Finally, after 40 years I got my apple from a tree, and it was delicious! For some reason I always thought I would steal it from a random tree, but I guess this comes in as a good second.

There were more apples than we could carry. We did get carried away on the self picking, and I'm already looking for recipes. And no, the picture above is not our load, but the farm's.

It was a beautiful autumn day, we couldn't imagine a better day for apple picking. The kids loved it and so did we.
The little one ate 4 apples and 1 pear. I'm not kidding!

I hope we are able to go back. I said the same thing with the tulips and we only managed to go only once per season, you can see it here and here. So if the weather permits we'll be back.

De Olmenhorst Landgoed
Lisserweg 481

Have a wonderful day!


  1. No me gusta. Me encanta!!!! Que paseo tan divino. Que olores y colores mas espectaculares. Y cada foto es mas bella que la otra. Ademas de los "personajes" que las adornan...........

    1. De verdad que fue increíble. Quien iba pensar que coger manzanas fuera tan emocionante.

  2. Too bad we never sneaked out to "steal" a few fresh apples from those trees just down the road from Braincon, hunh? Didn't know that was on your Bucket time!
    A package arrived today....from Amsterdam.....THANK YOU, Giova!
    I have been working on a couple of things for you, but there are only so many hours in a day. You astound me with all you get done.
    Take care.....big hug! xo

    1. I guess the stealing wasn't meant to be. This was incredible nonetheless!
      I'm glad you received the little package!
      A big hug~

  3. That looks so nice! I can't wait to do that with Tala when she's older!

    1. You really should. The little one had so much fun, well, we all did really. I don't know why we don't do it more often.


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