Located 500 meters from Museum Square, Vondelpark is a tourist attraction visited by thousands of people every day. Visitors relax on the lush green grass, often in groups of friends, have a drink, lie down, read a book or enjoy romantic moments by the lake. It is also a place where locals often do sporting activities such as jogging.
Vondelpark, the largest park in Amsterdam with 47 hectares, is located in the Zuid district in the south of Amsterdam. First opened in 1865 as The New Park, it was later named after Joost van den Vondel, a Dutch poet and writer who lived in the 17th century.
Vondelpark is home to many animals such as squirrels and green parrots as well as various plants. There is also an open-air theater with free performances such as music and theater, restaurants, artistic sculptures, golf tournaments and various games.
Also, don’t be surprised to see people sunbathing on Amsterdam’s rare sunny days. In fact, due to the increase in the number of naked sunbathers, there are even signs indicating that naked sunbathing is forbidden in many parts of the park.
What to do in Vondelpark?
Vondelpark is Amsterdam‘s largest park and a great place to enjoy the outdoors. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, including walking and cycling paths, playgrounds, picnic areas and more. In the warmer months, the park is overflowing with people enjoying the sun.
You will see people sunbathing, playing Frisbee and more. The park is also a popular venue for concerts and other events. If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, Vondelpark is the place to relax and unwind.
Where is Vondelpark and how to get there?
Vondelpark is very easy to reach. You can walk a few minutes from Museum Square or take the number 3 and 12 trams and get off at Van Baerlestraat.