Vondelpark

large city park with playgrounds, cafés, ponds and open-air theatre

Named after a famous Dutch poet, the Vondelpark is the largest park of the city, close to Leidseplein and the big museums.

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People in the Vondelpark on a Sunday in September - photo: Jorge Royan

Vondelpark

Amsterdam Zuid / Oud-Zuid

 

tram 1 11 Eerste Con. Huygensstr.
tram 2 5 7 12 19 Leidseplein
tram 3 Overtoom
local_parking Q-Park Byzantium

 

official website
www.hetvondelpark.net

 

Vondelpark is by far the most popular city park with visitors and locals alike, especially during the summer and on sunny winter days.


Bike, walk or just sit on a bench and watch everyone go by.

Vondelpark has bike paths, walking paths, picnic spots, playgrounds, an open-air concert venue and 4 large outdoor cafes and restaurants.

English landscape style

The park was designed in an English landscape style by the architect L.D. Zocher and his son in 1865. They created a park that gave the 19th century people of Amsterdam the illusion of a perfectly natural landscape. Today both inhabitants of Amsterdam and visitors alike seek rest from the bustle of the city and find a place to get away from it all.

Skaters, joggers and artists

The park is always filled with skaters, joggers and all sorts of street performers. There is always something to do and see in the Vondelpark: walk, rollerblade, visit the children's park, listen to African drums, classical quartets or jazz singers, or just relax and watch the people.

Seasonal events

In the summer months, the Vondelpark Open Air Theater stages regular performances. There are several cafes, all with outside terraces.

Rollerbladers meet once a week at 20:30 for the Friday Night Skate (FNS)  near restaurant Vondelpark3.

Film screenings, pop concerts are also held here. All in all a very pleasant place to spend a lazy summer day.

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Rules of the park

Especially on sunny days it can be very crowded with skaters, cyclists and runners in the Vondelpark. A lot is allowed, but please respect the other visitors as well.

It is allowed to:

done Have a picknick, but take your litter with you
done Bring and walk your dog without a line
done Cycle and skate through the park, but only on the tarmac roads
done Do sunbathing (also when there is no sunshine)

It is prohibited to:

clear Use mopeds or scooters in the park
clear Make a bonfire or barbecue
clear Stay overnight - camp outside
clear Sunbathe naked
clear Leave litter behind, including dog faeces
clear Sell goods, a permit is required

Eating & Drinking at the Vondelpark Tips


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more impressions

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Entrance gate at Stadhouderskade (near Leidseplein)

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Koningsdag (King's Day) on 27 April

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Het Openluchttheater (open-air theatre) is situated in the heart of the park.
List of upcoming concerts 

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Colonies of exotic rose-ringed parakeets have been sighted in Amsterdam since the mid-1970s and recent surveys suggest that there are now over 4000. They prefer to nest inside trees where they can safely breed and forage for food.

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Click on map to get a detailed overview of the Vondelpark walking route    0.5 MB

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Stedenmaagd (City Virgin) on the Stadhouderskade, at the main entrance of the Vondelpark