It kicked off a few weeks ago, with a few steps back since then. But with today getting close to 20 degrees, it's on.
Spring in Amsterdam is an explosion of smiles, skirts, sloops and (some) sun. Every cafe terrace is packed, with chairs and tables crammed onto every possible inch of canalside territory.
Things bloom here early, beginning in March, and many gardens and public parks already have flowers out in full. The trees are still a bit shy, but they are getting bolder each week.
And even though winter was a lot kinder this year than last, there's still a collective Ahhhh as everyone shakes off 5 months of greyness.