Party Earth Review Vondelpark is a 120-acre park offering a pleasant change of scenery from the coffeeshops and canals and a chance to enjoy the sun reflecting off the tiny scattered ponds. Designed in the mid-1800s by the same architect who created the world’s largest tulip field, the Keukenhof, Vondelpark features lakes, rose ... more
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Party Earth Review Westergasfabriek is a former gas plant outside the city center whose old towers, warehouses, storage buildings, and grounds now house a collection of bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, and a vibrant cultural park. During the day, the lovely terrain – known as Westerpark – offers plenty of green space for ... more
Denizens of the city are usually riding their bikes no matter what the weather is like, but once things warm up in the spring, the entire populace flocks to the parks in Amsterdam for leisurely rides, or just some laid-back reclining.
The biggest and most well- known of all the Amsterdam parks is Vondelpark, which features 120 acres of green space, and is the central hub for Amsterdammers to play, picnic, bike, rollerblade, or simply soak up the sun.
Westerpark, meanwhile, is another area for the city’s citizens to relax at, but as part of the Westergasfabriek entertainment complex, it also comes with myriad restaurants, bars, cafés, picnic spots, and barbeque pits.
For some busier parks, Museumplein is another favorite green space, and is a prime tourist destination because of its location bordering the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Stedelijk Museum. The area attracts a lot of visitors, but it’s also great for outdoor activities like skateboarding and rollerblading and often hosts concerts during Queen’s Day.
Finally, if you’re looking for the most mellow of Amsterdam park experiences, here’s a tip, check out the brewery at Brouwerij 't Ij, grab some beers with some friends and then head a couple blocks south to Oosterpark and let the sun do the rest of the work.