Vondelpark, Amsterdam

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Join the 10 million visitors who experience Vondelpark annually. Walk your dog, ride a bike, or simply relax at the largest and most popular city park in the capital city. This 47 ha (120 acres) park features a statue of poet and author Joost van den Vondel, for whom it is named, as well as other works, such as pieces by Pablo Picasso. Come to see a concert at the park's open-air theater; take your kids to the Groot Melkuis, surrounded by several play areas and a large playground; and stroll along the historical park pavilion. You can grab lunch at one of the bars or restaurants on site, including the famous Vertigo restaurant. Plan to visit Vondelpark during your Amsterdam vacation using our convenient Amsterdam trip planner .
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  • If you have too much time in Amsterdam or you're just cycling, then you could visit this park. Otherwise, I wouldn't waste my time on it. It's just another park, like any other park. And it's Amsterda...  more »
  • A pleasant green space and probably a wonderful place to relax at a warmer time of the year. If you hire a bike, it is a remarkably peaceful environment in which to practise before venturing among the...  more »
  • Such a lovely space within the city. So calming and relaxing. It has a lake with wildlife and a few cafes and restaurants although today not many were open. A lovely place to relax after a busy day in...  more »
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  • We visited at the end of winter so it was not filled with people. It is a nice place to walk. A couple of fun playgrounds for the kids to play on as well. You may have to search a bit for the wooden fort as it is obscured by the trees.
  • Think New York’s Central Park but on a smaller scale and flatter and you’ve got the essence of the place. It may lack some of the imaginative layout and planting of its American counterpart but it’s a very charming place nonetheless. There are small lakes with cafes, rollerbladers and of course hundreds of cyclists en route to somewhere or other or just cycling round the perimeter. We did wonder if the public minded founders of Central Park had been at least a little influenced by this place given its obvious if more modest similarities.
  • Very beautiful park which appears to also be dog friendly; at least judging from all the people playing with their dogs. Even though we visited it winter, the park was still gorgeous; birds hang out on the ice, it's a very nice view. The cafe/bar was open, so we sat down by the water and had a coffee. The queues are big and it might be a bit hard to get a spot, butt it moves fast.
  • This is a place that every major city should have. Here you can do everything, starting form having a picnic with your friends, to jogging and taking your kids. Very big park with lots of different green zones. Also it is a perfect spot to ride a bike. Would definitely come back to Amsterdam solely for the park!
  • Love this park especially in the summer time on warmer days. Nice place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Lots of nature around and a good place to have a picnic.
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