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Vondelpark Tours

Vondelpark
Take a break from urban Amsterdam and discover Vondelpark, an English-style green spacegetaway in the heart of the city in Vondelpark. Opened in 1865, the 111-acre (45-hectare) park boasts an open-air theatre, a film museum, a lake, and a riding school. Several cafés, restaurants, and museums make the park a year-round attraction.

The Basics
The park’s close proximity to Museumplein makes it a convenient stop during a day of wider-city sightseeing. Active travelers can ride along scenic cycle paths on a bike tour, while culture vultures canstroll the park’s rich avenues on a walking tour. Discover the park’s hidden gems on a tour that focuses solely on Vondelpark, or explore the green space at your own pace by taking advantage of the hop-on hop-off buses that stop nearby.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Vondelpark’s is popular with families, joggers, cyclists, and wildlife-watchers.
  • Bring your binoculars for a closer glimpse of flora and fauna, including blue herons and over 150 different species of tree.
  • Remember your boots and umbrella during the rainy months, as some spaces can get muddy.
  • Vondelpark’s main paths and cafée terraces are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.

How to Get There
The centrally-located park is easily accessible by foot, bike, or tram. Trams number 1, 2, and 5 from Centraal Station stop at Leidseplein, directly opposite the park. Alternatively, you can take advantage of comprehensive sightseeing tours to find the park, along with other city attractions, with ease.

When to Get There
During summer, Vondelpark’s open-air theatre offers a programme of free events, including shows for kids—though be sure to book the often sold-out shows in advance.. The park is also particularly charming during fall, when green gives way to golden and amber hues.

New Names and Flat Fish
Originally named Nieuwe Park, Vondelpark was rechristened by locals in reference to the Joost van den Vondel statue located in the northeast. Vondel was a 17th-century writer, who remains a celebrated figure in Dutch culture. Look out for the Picasso-designed Figure Découpée (L'Oiseau), a surreal sculpture that offers fine photo opportunities and a perfect picnic spot.
Address: Vondelkerkstraat 12, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The most appropriate way to explore one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities is by bicycle, so don’t miss out on this bike tour of Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. Completely free of traffic, this beautiful park is the ideal place to discover by bike: feast your senses on rose gardens, winding canals, contemporary sculptures, and an open-air theater, and then refresh with tea or coffee after your tour. This family-friendly tour is limited to 15 people, to ensure you receive personalized attention from your guide.
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Go where the locals go! Explore Amsterdam's Vondelpark and the diverse Old West Neighbourhood. The Old West neighbourhood will amaze you with its great diversity in streets & buildings on such a very small surface. This audio walk will show you the hidden gems and the ‘off the beaten track’ in Amsterdam. You'll be surprised about all that is found in such a short walking distance! Starting at the Vondelpark, we'll make our way through a vibrant 19th century neighbourhood with a local atmosphere. The tour ends at a former tram depot (De Hallen) which is now a centre for media, culture, fashion, food and local crafts. We’ll go from a church to a mosque, from a busy shopping street to a quiet street with a ‘village’ vibe next to a local market. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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