Go and pick your own fruit salad
Sure, apple picking is big here, but there are tons more fruits, nuts, and other foods ripe for the plucking in this orchard -- not to mention just lying around town. At the Fruittuin van West, pick pears and apples and get them made into juice on the spot; or wait for the announcements of the harvest times for the “rarer” fruits like cranberries, mini sweet corn, and 18 other types of edible plants. There are also a ton of smaller plants -- from rosemary to chestnuts to elderberries -- free for the picking all over town. This handy map shows you what and where (plants are named in Dutch).
You know someone is the ultimate icon when the whole city starts buzzing about her 90th birthday. And to properly celebrate Marilyn’s life, one of the city’s most spectacular settings -- De Nieuwe Kerk -- is dragging out all her old dirty laundry (OK, it’s probably been cleaned by now), as well as other personal items, photos, and film clips exploring her life on, and off camera.