Named after a famous Dutch poet, the Vondelpark is the largest park of the city, close to Leidseplein and the big museums.
People in the Vondelpark on a Sunday in September - photo: Jorge Royan
tram 1 11 Eerste Con. Huygensstr.
tram 2 5 7 12 19 Leidseplein
tram 3 Overtoom
local_parking Q-Park Byzantium
Vondelpark is by far the most popular city park with visitors and locals alike, especially during the summer and on sunny winter days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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