Main city park
Why locals love it
With the main entrance just next to Leidseplein, it is no wonder that Het Vondelpark is the most popular park of Amsterdam. It is named after Joost Van Vondel, who was a Dutch poet and play writer. All ages come here to relax, sunbathe, play guitar, football or frisbee. Some do their homework here, some might have a drink or joint.
Why you should visit it
The park is not that different from any other park, besides that it is in the city centre. Still, there are many things to do here. Crazy locals with an old transistor radio, a little girl on skates and a homeless man playing guitar. And all of that within 50 meters, that is how you could describe the park.
Het Blauwe Theehuis is a place in the centre of the park with a massive terrace. They serve great lunch and are probably the nearest place to pee..