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Vondelpark

Vondelpark

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Vondelkerkstraat 12, Amsterdam

The Basics

The park’s close proximity to Museumplein makes it a convenient stop during a day of wider-city sightseeing. Active travelers can ride along scenic cycle paths on a bike tour, while culture vultures canstroll the park’s rich avenues on a walking tour. Discover the park’s hidden gems on a tour that focuses solely on Vondelpark, or explore the green space at your own pace by taking advantage of the hop-on hop-off buses that stop nearby.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Vondelpark’s is popular with families, joggers, cyclists, and wildlife-watchers.

  • Bring your binoculars for a closer glimpse of flora and fauna, including blue herons and over 150 different species of tree.

  • Remember your boots and umbrella during the rainy months, as some spaces can get muddy.

  • Vondelpark’s main paths and cafée terraces are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.

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How to Get There

The centrally-located park is easily accessible by foot, bike, or tram. Trams number 1, 2, and 5 from Centraal Station stop at Leidseplein, directly opposite the park. Alternatively, you can take advantage of comprehensive sightseeing tours to find the park, along with other city attractions, with ease.

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When to Get There

During summer, Vondelpark’s open-air theatre offers a programme of free events, including shows for kids—though be sure to book the often sold-out shows in advance.. The park is also particularly charming during fall, when green gives way to golden and amber hues.

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New Names and Flat Fish

Originally named Nieuwe Park, Vondelpark was rechristened by locals in reference to the Joost van den Vondel statue located in the northeast. Vondel was a 17th-century writer, who remains a celebrated figure in Dutch culture. Look out for the Picasso-designed Figure Découpée (L'Oiseau), a surreal sculpture that offers fine photo opportunities and a perfect picnic spot.

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