If you’re a fan of tulips then come here between April and May and you’ll spot them growing along the banks of a man-made lake. There’s also a sand patch on one side that makes it perfect for relaxing and swimming in the summer months – but the locals do treat it like a trip to the seaside, so it can get busy. The park is also a welcome escape from the city and popular with young families because of the small zoo and winding paths that make it perfect for biking. It hosts a number of festivals, such as Mystic Garden in June, Loveland in August and the West Beach Film Festival, also in August. It’s slightly off the beaten track and west of the city centre, but you can get here by catching the number 14 tram from Dam Square.