Escape to Vondelpark.
Dubbed as one of Amsterdam's favourite parks! Vondelpark is one of the largest green spaces in the area!
Located near Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark is a public urban park spanning 48 hectares featuring an open air theatre, playground and horeca (food) facilities!
Opened in 1865, it was originally named "Nieuwe Park" but was renamed Vondelpark after the 17th century playwright and poet Joost Van den Vondel whose statue sits in the park today!
Vondelpark is visited by over 10 million visitors yearly (since the 1990's). These visitors enjoy all the amenities Vondelpark has to offer including the cherry blossoms, ponds, cafés and exciting fuuded bicycle tours, where you can also learn about the history of Vondelpark.
A popular attraction is the Rose Garden which was opened in 1936. It is situated in the center of the park. A year after, the now widely popular Blue Tea House was opened. Here visitors can enjoy good food and drink plus amazing views of the park.
There are several exciting events that are held in Vondelpark. Every Friday, join the Friday night skate or the yearly golf tournaments, music and dance performances in the open-air theatre from June to August and "All Souls Day" held yearly since 2011. Here people gather and float 'remembrance' boats with candles in the park pond to remember those who have died in the previous year.
- There is an English pop group named Vondelpark
- Vondelpark is mentioned in the novel "The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green
Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam and the most famous park in the Netherlands! It has been around for decades. It goes through total renovation every 30 years as the ground level of the park constantly lowers itself, as it was constructed on a muddy area.
Here visitors can enjoy other activities such as BBQ's, picnics or just hang out at this gorgeous park and also enjoy the beauty of the Blue Herons, wild ducks, plane trees and so much more!