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My favorite hideaway

7 April 2020

I love green! Not just the color, I love to be surrounded by plants and nature. Read here about my favorite hideway in the centre of Amsterdam.

As I live in a small Amsterdam apartment with a garden, I tend to spend lots of my time off here. We have several fruit trees growing, and I have a little greenhouse where I grow tomatoes, eggplants, and different kind of herbs.

Before I became a full-time burlesque performer I studied nutrition and I worked for a company that created systems for urban farming. We created rooftop gardens with edible crops, like lettuce and fresh herbs. I even wrote my (price winning!) theses about the possibilities to grow veggies in the city of Amsterdam. I questioned whether we could feed all citizens from city-grown food, and yes, it’s possible!

I think it’s extremely important in a city to have enough green spots for its citizens to recharge and learn about nature. One of my absolute favorite green spots is De Hortus. De Hortus is a 375 years old botanical garden in de center of Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful garden with several greenhouses with different climates, including a butterfly greenhouse, and of course a restaurant where you can enjoy a tasty lunch.

Overall it’s just the perfect hideaway!