Vondelpark, Amsterdam

4.5
#1 of 218 in Parks in The Netherlands
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. To visit Vondelpark on your trip to Amsterdam, use our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Vondelpark
map
Vondelpark Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
18,334 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • August 17, 2017
    For those who are visiting the city of Amsterdam and do a lot of walking the walk, you know very well make a stop in this park.
    View original
  • August 17, 2017
    We walked from the museum area to our hotel what a lovely park On a lovely sunny day the park was buzzing with families and lovers In the centre of town but really relaxing  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    It is wonderful and worth seeing it! If bike is better still and you can take something to drink or eat, and you spend a few hours in a place of dream! If you come in autumn twice as nice!
    View original
Google
  • June 23, 2017
    Gorgeous park walking distance from the city center. Lovely area, very clean, always a great vibe. Very safe. Have seen families go for a walk there at night. Always nicely illuminated.
  • June 25, 2017
    Nice place for either hanging out or running. It's a tourist place so you'll see a lot of people chilling in the grass, listening to music, etc. However, you can always run, bike and do exercise also. It's a good place if you're like me and enjoy running and seeing people.
  • June 17, 2017
    Amsterdam's version of Central Park. Busy towards the city center, quieter and more locals towards the other end of the park. Always maintained, clean, and busy with joggers, sun-seekers and perfect for a breath of fresh air.
  • May 20, 2017
    Great retreat from the tourist bustle of the surrounding city. Although the bikes wiz through here as if it were still the sidewalks in the city, but a great respite. Many people go here,but it is large enough to find your space to smoke, to sleep, to play or to meet and greet. Bike trails, walking trails and plenty of dogs to entertain a dog lover. There are hot dog vendors in the park and a cafe or two as well. Tip: get to a grocery store and have a picnic here-its a great change of pace-trust.
  • July 6, 2017
    Walking through Vondelpark is like living in a painting. Everywhere you turn you'll find another breathtaking example of Amsterdam's attention to public spaces. People relaxing on lawns, by lakes, and in the rose garden. The only downside is the trash, but that's the visitor's faults, not the parks. So many bird species here, even parrots! Perfect way to spend a day in Amsterdam.

Plan your trip to Amsterdam

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam boasts hundreds of registered hotels and hostels offering rooms suitable for every traveler's budget and needs. If the volume of choices seems overwhelming, figure out your interests and sightseeing priorities before making a decision. To stay near the best nightlife and shopping, explore the hotels in the city center, where rooms range from economical to luxurious. For quick access to museums and galleries, check out the budget and mid-range hotels in the so-called
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Amsterdam by other users

4 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in The Netherlands BY A USER FROM INDIA October, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans