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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.

Special tip

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..

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Best Park
LEEMSTAR
Local
February 16, 2020
although crowded on sunny days: with visiting: good for running, biking , childrens playgrounds, restaurants/terraces.Nice after a museum visit in the museum quarter (van Gogh etc.)
Winnifred
Local
May 16, 2019
A lot of beautiful green space with many ways to hang out, exercise, cycle, walk you dog, play, picnic or visit one of the incredible restaurants or cafes. Put on your walking shoes or rent a bike, it'a wonderful way to spend an afternoon outdoors in Amsterdam.
Angela
Local
April 16, 2018
The back yard of Amsterdam. Always relax but never dull.
Tijs
Local
January 25, 2018
People park
Dido
Local
October 20, 2017

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