Vondelpark, Amsterdam

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    When you need a relaxing walk

    by Martman Updated Mar 6, 2016

    i stumbled across Vondelpark by chance. I loved it. Their website would give more information than I could give here!

    You can also learn here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vondelpark
    Location on Google Maps: https://www.google.ca/maps/@52.3617352,4.881749,3a,75y,164.06h,83.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sXHbuZBfaqs_qgCMFg_ljlA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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    Directions: One entrance is about 1Km west of the Rijksmuseum on Stadhouderskade

    Website: http://www.amsterdam.info/parks/vondelpark/

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    Everything is allowed.

    by breughel Updated Jan 29, 2015

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    The park was somewhat a deception because there were nearly no flowers although it was begin May. Probably the fault of the long winter but in the country, from my train, I saw many huge fields with flowers, late tulips and other flowers.
    The park has several ponds because it was constructed in a dump area. The park is 2 m lower than the surrounding streets. After heavy rains whole parts cover with water. The ponds attract many birds.

    What is certainly fine with this park is that everything is allowed. You can walk and lie down on the grass, cycle on the asphalt paths, make bbq on the stones put on the grass for that purpose. You can drink, eat, smoke and more.
    If you want to know the detailed regulations of the Vondelpark look at "Beleidskader Gebruik Vondelpark" a 26 pages PDF document. You might learn that topless sunbathing is allowed, not nudism.

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    The only flowers I saw. One of the ponds. Bikes in the Vondelpark.
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    Lovely park to stop and relax on a sunny day

    by Emanuelita Written Dec 30, 2014

    This is my favorite park in Amsterdam, I don't know if it's because it's so lively or because I love that the ducks follow you around but this is a lovely place to just stop for a picnic. highly recommended :)

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    Vondelpark

    by datapanik Updated Oct 11, 2014

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    The Vondelpark is a beautiful landscaped public park located near the Museumplein, perfect for a relaxation break after visiting the nearby museums. Features of the park include ponds and fountains, several sculptures including one by Picasso, a large rose garden and four cafés. There is also an open-air theatre with performances taking place during the summer months.

    Directions: Main entrance near to Museumplein

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    Chill out in the park

    by Designerartgirl Written Feb 1, 2014

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    One of my all time favourite things to do, the moment the sun comes out is have a BBQ in vondel park. There are only two places where you can now do this in this park but it's still one of my favourite things to do. My friends and i bring a disposable bbq from the Albert Heijn (local supermarket) some meat/veg and a baguette and we are happy as larry! Around the park there are plenty of toilets (dixie ones albeit) but means that you don't need to go and bother a restaurant to use theirs. Feed the birds, bring a game of twister and some beers and a whole afternoon is gone without noticing that you are in fact in a city... If a bbq is not what you feel like doing, rent a bike from one of the many rental places around the city and spend the afternoon cycling around it. There are lakes, dukes cafes and plenty of places for the traveller to unwind from a day/or morning of museums and walking....

    Address: Vondel Park - Amsterdam Centrum

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    Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel.

    by breughel Updated May 14, 2013

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    I wonder if in the Dutch schools poet Joost Vondel is still on the program?

    He is not on the VT Amsterdam Travel Guide page where the "Red Light district" is Nr 1 on the "Things to do" list (I presume the reason is by the VT software, certainly not by travel editor Pieter Jan).
    Poet and singer Jacques Brell in his song "Dans le port d'Amsterdam" did also visit the brothels of the Wallen.

    Jacques Brell brings me back to Belgium where Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel (1587 -1679) was on the program of the Francophone schools. One should know that Belgian francophones have to study Dutch at school in order to make them more or less bilingual.
    The odd thing is that Vondel was writing in Dutch from the 17 th. century!

    "De wereld is wel schoon, en waerdigh om t'aenschouwen,
    Maer 't reizen heeft wat in. de kosten vallen swaer.
    Men magh den Oceaen niet al te veel betrouwen.
    De Bergen rijzen steil. de bosschen zien te naer."

    This poem is about travelling around the world. My translation:
    The world is nice, and worthy to look at
    But traveling has a point. The costs are heavy.
    One should not trust the ocean too much.
    Mountains rise steeply. The woods look too dark.

    The result was that Francophones of Belgium knew something about Vondel and his time but did not really learn to speak daily Dutch (Flemish), a need for many careers. We use to say that Dutch is "la langue de Vondel"

    The imposing statue is from 1867. He was born in Cologne, then lived in Antwerpen till his parents who were "Doopsgezinden" (Mennonites) did flee to Amsterdam. Later Vondel became Catholic. He is the greatest Dutch author.

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    Poet Joost van den Vondel.
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    Morning walk in Vondelpark

    by Arfah Updated Nov 19, 2011

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    I've always love trees, plants and flowers. So, the next destination was Vondelpark. Located not so far from Rijksmuseum. In fact, we took a tram and stop somewhere near Rijksmuseum and walked to Vondelpark. It took about 15 minutes of walking, not so bad.

    The place is big, I only saw not even a quarter of it...ha3. Too lazy to walk. There were people there, doing many activities. Some were exercising, jogging, seating by the lake, reading, talking and walking or even dog-walking. Our visit was quite early in the morning, I didn't see anybody picnicking...perhaps it was a bit early for that or maybe because I didn't see it all, ha3.

    It's really green here. The trees, plants and flowers seemed so healthy and 'fat'. For example the yellow iris were big and tall, unlike mine planted at my tiny back yard garden are so slim. I think they love the weather. Anyway, I really think its a good spot for a picnic. Breakfast or lunch by the lake looking out to beautiful views, that would be a great day!

    Gorgeous view at  Vondelpark

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    Visit Vondelpark (look/ hear the Parrots)

    by leecouk12324 Written Jul 3, 2011

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    If you are here for 3 or for days then i recommend visiting the Amsterdam Bos - which is further afield - and although man made it feels very very natural - great place for a cycle ride and a picnic.
    However if you are her for a much shorter time then the Vondelpark can be a nice place - and although very busy at weekends - on a weekday it can be much quieter.
    How quiet it is however does not only depebnd on people - some years ago some guy released a male and female Parrot and as a result there is now a colony of them - perhaps about 20.
    They are extremely difficult to see because they are Green so you have more chance of seeing them in Winter like on the photograph. They are however very very noisy - especially when it is time for them to make love- and especially at night - so if enjoying a Beer in the little Bar in centre of Park - it can feel more like you are in the middle of a Troical Rainforrest or Jungle - then in the Centre of a City

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    Be yourself no matter what !

    by Umfufu Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The best place to be after a hard day of walkign through Amsterdam, visiting musea or when you had a happy night.
    Dont miss the website, you will love it. From past, to present, to future.
    The park is here since 1864 ! With 10 million visitors every year it's the most famous park of the Netherlands. The Vondelpark is named after a Dutch poet.

    Address: Just beside the Marriot hotel

    Directions: The Vondelpark is located in the south of Amsterdam, just five minutes walk from the Leidseplein and in walking distance from the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum.

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    The park

    by lina112 Written Mar 8, 2011

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    The largest park of the city, close to the Leidseplein and the big museums and by far the most popular with visitors and locals alike, especially during summer and on sunny winterdays. The park is always alive with skaters, joggers and all sorts of street performers. In the summer the Vondelpark open air theater stages regular performances. There are several bars in the park, all of course with their own outside terrace, and Vertigo also offers good food at reasonable prices. All in all a very pleasant place to spend a lazy sunny afternoon.

    El parque más grande de la ciudad, cerca de la Leidseplein y de los museos grandes y con mucho el más popular entre los visitantes y lugareños por igual, especialmente durante el verano y en winterdays soleado. El parque está siempre viva con patinadores, corredores y todo tipo de artistas callejeros. En el verano el teatro al aire libre Vondelpark etapas actuaciones regulares. Hay varios bares en el parque, todo por supuesto con su terraza propia, y el vértigo también ofrece buena comida a precios razonables. En definitiva un lugar muy agradable para pasar una tarde de sol perezoso.

    Address: Vondelpark 1

    Directions: Tram lines 1, 2, 3, 5 or 12.
    Several Stops: Overtoom, Stadhouderskade, Van Baerlestraat

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    Bird Watching in the Park

    by dustmon Written Jan 3, 2011

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    For some reasons, there are large Green Parrots flitting around the large Vondelpark all thru the year and are extremely fun to watch---also you can see herons, ducks and other water birds and many other species throughout this wonderful green space.

    Address: Oud-Zuid west of Leidseplein

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    Summer Music in the Park

    by dustmon Written Jan 3, 2011

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    A'Dam has a great music scene, and in the summer, you can hear free music at the Vondelpark's open air theater-----I heard jazz, classical and a lovely girl named Nynke Laverman who was singing a kind of a Fado Portuguese style, who graciously signed autographed CDs after the show!
    Check out Timeout or other local arts guides for specifics.....
    The Vondelpark was first opened in 1865.....

    Address: Oud-Zuid west of Leidseplein

    Nynke Laverman jaz piano crowd watching
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    A Walk in Vondelpark

    by Birsen Written Jul 10, 2010

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    It's the Central Park of Amsterdam. Beautiful landscape trees and birds surrounded with ponds. Dutch people likes to be out, bikers are everywhere... We were lucky to see a summer stage concert and have a beer :))

    Address: Vondelpark

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    Amsterdam's best park

    by dustmon Written May 15, 2010

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    Everyone who goes to NYC goes to Central Park, and anyone who goes to Amsterdam should go to the Vondelpark. Large areas of grass next to lovely ponds and lots of trees are just part of this experience. It is a short walk from the Leidseplein area---there is a film museum and a couple of restaurants for chilling. They have free music every summer and also a skate-along on some friday nights. Joggers, birdwatchers, skaters, walkers and lovers all share this beautiful oasis in southern A'Dam.

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    Vondelpark lake Great Blue Heron at the park
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    Picnic at Vondelpark

    by vickss Written Oct 3, 2009

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    This is a large park to the South West of the city. There are trams which go to the park.
    There are small ponds, places for kids to play around.. greenery, gardens, eateries, etc etc.. Its basically a good place to spend some quiet time specially with a sunshine.
    People can also cycle inside the park and ofcourse jog and walk.
    Its clean and great place to spend an afternoon..

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