Vondelpark, Amsterdam

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    Mansions Near Vondelpark

    by RhineRoll Written Apr 10, 2005

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    The streets around Vondelpark are quite posh and walking from Museumplein to Vondelpark you can admire some especially stately ones. The ones pictured here have beautiful art-nouveau embellishments in their facades.

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    Art Nouveau Houses near Vondelpark
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    A Space To Recreate and Relax

    by RhineRoll Written Apr 5, 2005

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    Vondelpark provides Amsterdam's citizens with plenty of green space, and thanks to the efforts of PieterJan, it has also become a prime spot for VT'ers meeting up!

    As you can see in my pictures, it is really a very popular and populated spot and unfortunately a lot of people are not well-mannered enough to properly take care of their left-overs. The Dutch seem to be very much laissez-faire, but I would actually prefer a more zero-tolerance approach towards people messing up public spaces .

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    Vondel Park after a hot April's day

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    Vondelpark

    by Blatherwick Written Dec 31, 2004

    Amsterdammers flock to the Vondelpark, a popular retreat to the land of greenery. It has meandering walkways and a paved path for bikers and skaters. The park draws large crowds any day of the week and packs them in on a nice weekend.

    Directions: Vondelpark lies in the southwestern corner of the city, outside the Canal Ring and just a short walk from the Leidseplein.

    Website: http://www.vondelpark.tv/

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    Another beautiful day in the Vondelpark

    by davequ Updated Nov 26, 2004

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    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
    Doei!

    Address: A little south, a little west of Museumplein

    Directions: Just keep pedaling sw from Rijks, it is very big and you can't help but find it eventually.

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    Saturday in the park

    by Jackofhearts Written Nov 18, 2004

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    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.

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    The lung of Amsterdam

    by Helga67 Updated Oct 26, 2004

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    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.

    Directions: Southeast of Leidseplein about 5 minutes walk.

    Vertigo in Vondelpark

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    Vondelpark

    by queenofoceans79 Written Sep 22, 2004

    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.

    Address: Vondelpark, main entrance close to Leidseplein

    Directions: Close to Leidseplein, opposite to the Holland Casino

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    City's lung - Vondelpark

    by aero198 Written Aug 8, 2004

    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)

    Directions: Vondelpark - Amsterdam

    Vondelpark's Pond
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    Vondelpark

    by gasca Updated Jul 30, 2004

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    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

    http://www.openluchttheater.nl

    A longing lake in Vonderland
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  • Vonder in Vondelpark

    by suzee Written May 17, 2004

    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.

    Directions: South of leidseplein, keep walking, passed the giant chessboard and see the large gates in front of you

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    A beautiful stopping place

    by garridogal Written Jun 14, 2003

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    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.

    Address: Near the Museumplein

    Beautiful, peaceful... Say hello to my little friend...
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    Vondel Park

    by BlueBerry_7 Updated May 19, 2003

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    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.

    Directions: 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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    Vondelpark - a must in a sunny day

    by Heinisuo Written May 12, 2003

    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.

    Directions: Near Museumplein, next to Leidseplein.

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    Vondel Park on a sunny afternoon

    by ingridf_nl Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    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.

    Address: Vondel Park

    Directions: Near Museumplein

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    Relaxation is the key....

    by Zlur Written Sep 23, 2002

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    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.

    Directions: Leidseplein area

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