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In this guide for the Vondelpark in Amsterdam you find our favourite addresses in and around this beautiful park in Amsterdam Old South. The Vondelpark is one of my favourite parks in Amsterdam. From the city center you can access the park near Leidseplein. It’s a nice break from the busy city center or after a visit to one of the museums at Museum Square.
During the summer the Vondelpark is the backyard of the Amsterdammers. You find people picnicking, or kids enjoying the playgrounds and plunge pool. But the Vondelpark is also nice to visit during the colder months. Go for a walk all the way to Amstelveenseweg and have a drink at one of the restaurants and cafes located in the park. One of the most famous places are Het Blauwe Theehuis, Parkzuid and De Vondeltuin.
Good to know: it’s not allowed to bbq in the Vondelpark, but of course a picnic is also nice for warm summer evenings. My favourite part of the park is the rose garden where you usually only find locals. All year round there are events going on in the park, but during summer months the Vondelpark Openluchttheater is a place not to miss during the weekends for (free) concerts.
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TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ Okura Amsterdam: the feeling of Japan in the heart of Amsterdam Old South.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel TWENTY EIGHT: affordable studio’s and apartments for short stays.
☾ Jan Luyken Hotel Amsterdam: fairly new boutique hotel close to Museum Square
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam: one of the best hotels with the Vondelpark as its backyard.
HIGHLIGHTS NEAR THE VONDELPARK:
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street and modern art
⋙ Private Canal Boat Tour
⋙ Canal Cruise in the evening
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fabrique des Lumières
⋙ NXT Museum
⋙ STRAAT street art museum
⋙ Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
⋙ Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
⋙ Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
⋙ Pancake Cruise
⋙ Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
⋙ Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
⋙ Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
⋙ 3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
⋙ Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM TRAVEL GUIDE WITH KIDS:
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Go an a bike tour with the kids
⋙ NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE:
⋙ Paddle board tour on the canals
⋙ Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE:
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour
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I really hope you enjoy your time in town with this Amsterdam City Guide! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.