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Parks & nature in Amsterdam

Park
“If you love the nature you cannot miss one of the most known park in Amsterdam! In Vondelpark you always find groups of Dutch people as the sun shines in the sky. Stop to Spiegelgracht by the Tram 19 and enjoy the sun! ”
1383 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands. Artis is located in the Plantage neighborhood. Artis, officially the Royal Zoological Society Natura Artis Magistra "nature is the teacher of art", founded in 1838. In addition to animals of all shapes and sizes, the park has around 27 monumental buildings that largely date from the nineteenth century In addition, it has a planetarium. The nicest places to have a bite or drink are Plantage (attached to Artis, with a Paris-like terrace) and Café Koosje around the corner, a real Amsterdam-style brown cafe. Give our sweet greetings to bartender Dominique, if she is working that day.”
517 locals recommend
Plaza
“the major museums are all located on this square, also the iconic I AMSTERDAM letters.”
419 locals recommend
Park
“The central park of Amsterdam east. Amsterdammers come here to picnic, relax or workout. Two other parks in the area that are certainly worth a visit: the Flevopark (check also our tip Distilleerderij ’t Nieuwe Diep) and the somewhat smaller, quieter Frankendael park. ”
350 locals recommend
Park
“Nice local park, not too touristic (yet) so in the summer you'll find families and friends here celebrating their birthday over a bbq. There are some nice restaurants/ parties/ bars in this area to visit in the evenings.”
281 locals recommend
Park
“Medium size city park, relax, perfect to chill or to have a picnic. Many locals come to that park. It is surrounded by bars and restaurants. Very good neighborhood to hang out.”
336 locals recommend
Park
“It is the perfect outdoor space to spend time with the family. Nice open spaces but also lots of footpaths and cycle tracks through the woods.”
258 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“There is a lot to see and do in Amsterdam, all depending on your taste. If we were in the neighborhood, you could run into us and other locals at Roest. If the weather is nice, nothing beats Amsterdam Roest (5-10 min walk) at Jacob Bontiusplaats. At an old factory location, Roest has a pseudo beach area, a rough edged arty atmosphere and plenty of cold drinks.”
329 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with flower garden and playground. Also a football field and public barbecues. ”
168 locals recommend
Park
“A nice parc to chill and picnic. It has a playground for kids, but also further down a small petting zoo. ”
115 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“A bit pricy, but on top of the Doubletree Hilton next to the Central Station, the Skylounge offers great cocktails with an amazing view over Amsterdam.”
143 locals recommend
Lake
“The Hortus Botanicus is a charming botanical garden in Central-East. The garden is located on the stately Plantage Middenlaan. The garden is approximately 1.2 hectares and contains more than six thousand tropical and native trees and plants. On cold winter days you can relax in the pleasant temperatures of the tropical greenhouses. From the Hortus you can walk in a few minutes to the beautiful Jewish-Portuguese Synagogue.”
151 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“building to drink or eat and see over all Amsterdam (very high building) and daredevils can use the swing”
90 locals recommend
Plaza
“The Museum square has all the big museums around it: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and the Stedelijk. Also the IAmsterdam sign can be found here!”
103 locals recommend
Park
“ Rembrandtpark is a quiet open park, a great place to catch a quiet nap on the grass and just around the corner!”
97 locals recommend
Plaza
“Artis is our ZOO. It's a great place to wander around and in summer they organise all kinds of events during the evenings (ZOOmer). ”
37 locals recommend