There is nothing in Amsterdam I enjoy more than to ride my bicycle through the Vondelpark on a pleasant & sunny day.
I have a Vondelpark travelogue on the pages if you are also a Vondelpark lover. Click below to go for a ride with me:
Vondelpark Bike Ride
If you're lucky enough to have a sunny Saturday, go to Vondelpark. Half the city will be there with you. Not only are the grounds serene, but there will be a million things to do (football, rollerblading, concerts). It will also be the best people watching experience you could ask for. Vondelpark has some excellent cafes and you can purchase cold beers from guys riding by on bikes. Bring a book and sandwich and you're set.
Vondelpark is the biggest, greenest and most famous park of Amsterdam. It's a nice place to spend during hot days or when you have some spare time.
There are a lot of meadows, trees and ponds. You will see people walking, running and rollerskating along the paths, and relaxing on the meadows. I saw two places where you can have a drink. Vertigo is a cafe near the Filmmuseum and more in the middle of the park is a nice blue coffeehouse.
The biggest and most busiest park in town. Everyone happily together; parents playing with their children, young people talking and drinking, people jogging and sunbathing.... When the summer day gets too hot, it's the best place to be, even though it might a bit crowded sometimes.
Very nice park it remembered me to the Hyde Park in London. I suggest you ti visit it during the week, because the weekends it gets really crowded and it really feels good to visit it more uqietly and contemplate the beauty of this park with ponds and the vegetation.
In summer there are free concerts scheduled in a scenario inside the park.
There's a place where you can buy water or something to eat.
Inside the park there's also those typical Amsterdam's "toilette facilities for men" (open air)
Vondelpark is seen through my eyes with poetry. Is a retreat in the city, a place to dream with equality among people. You can see some local people playing petanque while smoking a joint and drinking a pack of Heineken, or you can see a couple sitting on a bench and having a picnic, or a beggar sleeping in the grass, or a dog swimming in the small lake for his owner stick, or a musician playing flute, or catch a free concert of local music..
To catch a free concert visit Vondelpark site at
South of the city centre you'll find vondelpark, its a beautiful green space where you can hire bikes, watch the wildlife (saw a heron basking in the pond), sit, relax and look at all the weird and wonderful things around and admire the grand houses surrounding the park. A youth hostel is located north west of the park and its the perfect place to stay as its near museumplein and leidseplein.
I stopped at the Vondelpark on my first day in Amsterdam, while waiting for my room to be ready. It was a great place to sit and people and dog watch. There are so many dogs in Amsterdam and on a Sunday afternoon, it seems as if this is the place for them to be.
The Vondelpark is Amsterdam's most famous park. It stretches all the way from the Leidseplein to the Amstelveenseweg, literally cutting the southern part of the city in two.The park is very popular with tourists who can enjoy the quiet from within the city, for people with little children because of the many playgrounds and splendid animals, and the joggers, cyclists and skaters.
Vondelpark was named after the great Dutch writer and poet Johannes van den Vondel. Close to the Vondelpark we find the Vondelstraat and the Vondelkerk. On the Overtoom side one can find the Film museum.
In the high season the Music Theater gives many performances of local and international artists and it's completely free to watch! This is only one of the things which gives the park it's special atmosphere. The well known Concertgebouworkest which happens every year is an open-air concert in the park and it attracts hundreds of people.
Vondelpark is the biggest and probably the most known park in Amsterdam.
It's really nice place to spend a sunny (free) day. Though the park might be quite crowded on a nice day, you are left in peace if you want so. Have a picnic, meet a friends or just lay down and relax.
Vondel Park is the Central Park of Amsterdam. It has beautiful winding pathways, and on some sunny evenings it seems that the whole world is relaxing with you here.
At the Film Museum, in the center of Vondel park, is a fantastic café/restaurant/bar called Vertigo. A wonderful place to have a glass of wine or beer and watch the world go by in restful bliss.
Vondel Park - It's a beautiful, quiet and serene place, where people come here to relax, meditate, sing, play an instrument, or just simply for a stroll.... There is also a cafe called Vertigo, which I heard is quite good, and a film museum can be found there.
visit the vondelpark in the summer the wholle park is filled with people chilling.... eating nice food drinking wine playing guitare, or go to a movie in the movie museam located in the park
Vondelpark in summer is fantastic. You can just sit and watch people, bring your own picknick, go roller blading or whatever you fancy. In summer, you will find loads of performances like concerts, choires, salsa dancing etcetera. Every Sunday there is an open air theatre performance (see also the festival-travelogue).
Very relaxed atmosphere.
The best activity in Amsterdam is to lie somewhere in a park to relax.The Dutch like that and they will not have anything against.It's a normal thing.
Second,you can rent a bike and take a ride.There are 550,000 bikes in Amsterdam.
If you choose a park,you'll see how the Dutch spend their free time.Speaking about bikes,you'll see special roads reserved just for bikes.