At the West Side of the Vondelpark you can exit to the Roemer Visserstraat.
There you find seven house named after countries, so you can travel a part of the Earth just by walking this street.
The seven countries are:
-Germany at #20
-France at #22
-Spain at #24
-Italy at #26
-Russia at #28
-Netherlands at #30
-England at #30A
General tip for anyone visiting: just have fun! I can't imagine anyone visiting Amsterdam and not having a great time, short of either getting some really bad weather while there or something lousy happening such as an illness or other bad experience.
There is certainly something for almost everyone. For the wilder and woolier types, there are the coffeeshops and Red Light District, loads of clubs and bars, and casinos. For the conservative folks, world-class and very unique museums, a world-famous concert hall, and a city history and architecture not found anywhere else I know of. If you're the less active type or possibly older, the trams make most of the main city areas and places of interest accessible without much walking. For those that choose to walk a lot, I think you could literally spend a month walking all day every day and still have areas unseen and cool places missed. Every street and alley seemed to be another adventure when walking about.
Check out the Vondelpark in summer. It's green, relaxed and you can rent skates or just lie in the sun all day watching people go by.
Fondest memory: The canals in my neigbourhood, The Jordaan. The lighted bridges in the evening and the cute stores and restaurants.
Fondest memory: On beautiful summer evenings the Vondelpark is quite crowded. It is great to bring along your food and enjoy it in the park with your friends. The Vondelpark is great for a picnic!
Favorite thing: In the center of Amsterdam the peace, the silence of a beautiful park... Beatrixpark, don't miss it for some peace of mind.
Fondest memory: I think that one of the most beautiful things in Amsterdam is Vondelpark. It's really fantastic and during the morning there are a lot of people sporting (running, skating and so on).
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