Enjoy an exquisite tea and have a delicious lunch; there is no better place to do that than in a real tea garden. Do you want to enjoy tea in an idyllic location, surrounded by nature? There are many beautiful gardens in the Netherlands where that is possible. Here’s a list of the coziest tea gardens in the Netherlands!
1) Millinger Tea Garden
The Millinger Tea Garden is described as “a pearl among polder” on its website. It is a beautiful tea garden in the middle of the floodplain of the nature reserve De Millingerwald. Inspired by the Orient and the Mediterranean, the garden is spacious and inviting to stroll through.
Since it is in the middle of nature, it can only be reached on foot or by bicycle. It is about a 2.5 km walk from Kekadom village to the garden. At the Millinger Tea Garden, you can choose from high tea, full lunch, a variety of cakes, and of course, tea. Pay an entrance fee of 6 euros per person. The tea garden is open from the end of March to the end of October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
2) Overleek Tea Garden
Theetuin Overleek is located in the natural surroundings of Waterland. You can sail by boat to Monnickendam, just above Amsterdam, while enjoying a lovely high tea at this tea garden. You can also taste some homemade cakes, fresh juices, and homemade lemonade in the tea garden or on the veranda. After lunch and cake, why not take a steamboat ride? At this tea estate in Monnickendam, you can rent a boat and sail around the small lakes, villages such as Broke-in-Waterland and Monnickendam, and the vast meadows or have a picnic along the way.
3) Tea Plantation and Tea House t’Einde
Theetuin & teaschenkerij ‘t Einde is located in Zuiderwoude, just above Amsterdam. Here, you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view and the animals and plants in the garden. Inside is a tea house, which is nice and warm. You can also take a high tea workshop and make your own food. Would you like to stay overnight? You can easily book a room at B&B ‘t Einde.
4) Wild Raspberry Tea Garden
Would you like to spend a quiet time under the fruit trees and among the berry bushes? The Tea Garden De Wilde Framboos is a great place to relax and enjoy the greenery. Homemade cakes are on the menu every day, and they use herbs, fruits, vegetables, eggs, and nuts from their own garden and local area as much as possible. At De Wilde Framboos tea garden, you can see an orchard with seating, a herb garden, a tea room with a terrace, and a flower and vegetable garden. Choose from high tea, sweet tea, lunch board, or afternoon tea, and relax.
5) Tea Garden Katwoude
Cheese tasting, coffee, cakes, lunch or dinner with local specialties – the Tea Garden Katwoude offers a wide range of choices for those who like good food and drinks. The tea garden is located in Katwoude, Waterland (North Holland), on the Jacobshove cheese farm. Sit on the spacious terrace of the farm and enjoy the fresh air. You can relax and enjoy beer, wine, and tea with a light meal at this tea farm. Want to know more about life on the farm? Then come and see for yourself what it is like to live on this farm.
6) Tea garden Me & My Mother
In an old carriage house at Wooldrikpark in Enschede is Tea Garden Me & My Mother (theetuin ik & mijn moeder). The owner, Marle Buursink, and her parents created this tea garden in her family home in Enschede. The tea garden is a trustworthy family business, and its appearance speaks volumes about how cozy and personal it is. Whether you visit for high tea or lunch, you can completely relax in the tea garden, greenhouse, or garden room.
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