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Vondelpark

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Vondelpark.

Vondelpark features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Amsterdam City Guide5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Green oasis in the center of the city
  • Relaxing atmosphere

Time required: 30 minutes

Phone: +31 20 678 16 78

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 2: Jac. Obrechtsraat stop
  • Tram Line 2: Emmastraat stop

Address: Vondelpark 3, 1071 AA, Amsterdam

Things you need to know:

  • Vondelpark is the largest (44 ha, 109 ac) and most popular park in Amsterdam
  • This is the best place to go if somebody wants peace, quietness and relaxation
  • It was established in 1864 by a few philanthropic citizens; the park was named after the 17th c. poet, Joost van den Vondel
  • The park features everything needed to make it a lovely place: benches overlooking small ponds, flower gardens, walking and biking trails
  • The place becomes especially lively on summer Sundays when many Amsterdamers escape the dense city and come here
  • Concerts and plays are held in the open-air theater; the park is filled with joggers, skaters, and performers such as jugglers or fire-eaters; many play football, badminton or Frisbee
  • A unique landmark of the park is the Blue Teahouse (Blauwe Theehuis) built in New Functionalist style that looks like a giant blue straw hat

What to do there:

  • Take a walk, watch people in this well-tended garden any time of the year
  • Find an empty bench and relax or stop in one of the many caf├ęs for a cup of tea

Tips & Insights:

  • Free performances are held in the open-air theatre
  • Perfect place to go with kids on a summer day with paddling pool, playgrounds, puppet shows and face painting

 

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Vondelpark features in these preplanned City Guides: