Hostellerie De Veenen

Ouderkerkerlaan 19, , Amstelveen, Noord-Holland 11
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Travel Tips for Amstelveen

Website of Amstelveen

by Pijlmans

http://www.amstelveen.nl/

This official website is mainly in Dutch but has a small English section.

And this one, unfortunately in Dutch only, but very informative:

http://www.amstelveenweb.com/

Not as much English is spoken here

by dlandt

Most people are still going to speak English, but not as often or as well as in Amsterdam. I did run into a few folks who didn't speak any English at all, but looking at it on the bright side, its a different experience. You're seeing how the Dutch are on a daily basis, and its very different than Amsterdam.

Thijssepark, a park in Amstelveen

by Pijlmans

Officially this park is called "Dr. Jac. P. Thijssepark", designed by C.P. Broerse.

The park can be reached with bus 166 (stop "Oude/Nieuwe Karselaan from direction Amstelveen and stop "Prins Bernhardlaan" from direction Amsterdam). By car/bike you can find the entrance at the Prins Bernhardlaan.

The parks De Braak, the Dr. J. Landwehrpark and the Broersepark are on walking distance. On the website of the Thijssepark a 1.5-2 h walk though the Thijssepark, De Braak and the Landwehrpark is described in Dutch. However, you can also find a map there that might be useful.

Close to the park "De Braak" one of the four intact banning poles ("banpalen" in Dutch) of Amsterdam can be found. See my tip on that if you are interested.

Broersepark, a park in Amstelveen

by Pijlmans

The Broersepark is situated between the museum-railroad from Amsterdam to Bovenkerk, the Parklaan (entrance), the Amsterdamseweg (main entrance) and the Molenweg (entrance).

The park houses several free and caged birds.

There is also a playground with a little swimmingpool for children in the Broersepark. The pool is filled with water between 08.00 and 12.30, when the weather forecast is sunny and 21 degrees Celcius or higher. The swimmingpool is emptied again between 18.00 and 20.00.

A 1 km walk through the park is described here (in Dutch, but with a map. Search for "Broersepark"): http://www.natuurwegwijzer.nl/

The parks De Braak, the Dr. J. Landwehrpark and the Thijssepark are on walking distance. On the website of the Thijssepark a 1.5-2 h walk though the Thijssepark, De Braak and the Landwehrpark is described in Dutch. However, you can also find a map there that might useful.

Amstelpark

by Pijlmans

The Amstelpark is a big park in the south of Amsterdam, enclosed by the Europaboulevard, the highway A10 and the river Amstel.

The Amstelpark offers a broad diversity of things to do, for adults but also for children. A wide variety of trees and and flowers can be found here, as well as several kinds of animals like squirrels.

Things to do and see in the Amstelpark:

- Playground and farm for kids (http://www.speeltuin-amstelpark.nl/).
- Midget golf (http://www.midgetgolf-amstelpark.nl/).
- Pony rides for kids.
- Tour by small train, April-October daily from 10.00-18.00, in the winter on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00-18.00).
- Labyrinth.
- Mill (Riekermolen).
- Glass house (Glazen Huis) with exhibitions.
- Gallery Papillon
- Rhododendron Valley with 8000 rhododendrons of 139 species.
- Garden with endangered local plants (Heemtuin).
- Butterfly Garden.
- Rose Garden (Rosarium) with 160 different species of roses.
- Dahliarama with different kinds of dahlias and other plants.
- Japanese Garden.
- Conifer Garden.
- Orangerie with exotic plants.
- Cafe De Hop.
- Reastaurant Rosarium (http://www.rosarium.net/).

The main entrance is at the Europaboulevard, opposite to the A.J. Ernststraat. The park can be reached with busses 69, 169 and 148, or by train/metro/tram to RAI station. For info about the Amstelpark: parkwachterij@zuideramstel.amsterdam.nl

From Amstelveen, take metro 51 to RAI Station, it´s just a 5 minutes walk to the main entrance.

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