Amsterdam Vondelpark

Visiting Amsterdam any time soon? You’re probably planning lots of sightseeing, which usually involves walking around town a lot. We have a great tip for you if you’re looking for a nice spot to relax after the long walks: take a break in the Vondelpark.

The Vondelpark, that was named after Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel, is a good place to chill and enjoy a picnic, or to do some great people watching. This park is the largest and best known park in the city and it is located in the southern area of Amsterdam next to the old Center. Hang out with the locals who fill the place especially during the summer season, when many fun activities take place like the open air theater and bike rentals. The pretty walking paths are open all year round. Did you know there’s about 10 million visitors coming to the Vondelpark every year? Or that the Vondelpark made the Guinness Book of Records in 2009, when 433 person had the biggest picnic ever, right there on the grass?

Explore the Vondelpark in Amsterdam

There’s lots of hotels situated around the Vondelpark, it’s a very convenient area to stay during your vacation in Amsterdam. Not far from the Vondelpark you will find the busy Leidseplein square full of cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and bars. There’s also a beautiful theatre – de Stadsschouwburg – at the Leidseplein and Amsterdam’s main shopping streets are right there. Watch our special Leidseplein video guide for more information.

Amsterdam’s museums are close enough too! Not far from the park is the Museum Square with the famous Van Gogh Museum – a must-see for all visitors. And right next to it you’ll find the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum, two other Amsterdam top attractions.

Visiting the Vondelpark in Amsterdam with kids? There’s one large playground for children in this park near the Groot Melkhuis, and a few smaller play areas. Consider renting a bicycle to circle the park and explore the many paths surrounded by greenery. Or just go for a stroll, watch the wild ducks splashing in the water and stop in one of the cafes to have a Dutch pancake or a coffee.

If you do indeed plan to travel to Amsterdam, check out the rest of our guides and learn more about tours of the top Amsterdam attractions and smart products, like the I Amsterdam Card or the Holland Pass, that can help you save money and time and generally enhance your trip a lot!

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