wandering around the oosterpark has never been this good!
The Oosterpark, in the hot summer months it’s the place we love for a good picknick… But during the cold winter months we tend to forget the park and seek our pleasure elsewhere. Then our preferences go out to the movies, theaters or restaurants. Too bad, because the Oosterpark during fall is the Oosterpark as it finest. Crispy autumn leaves, the clear pond… Renewed and upgraded, the park is now more beautiful than ever. And not only the park itself has been upgraded, also everything around it. There are just so many fun things to do in and around the Oosterpark. Read on, go for a stroll and discover the best places to go after your stroll in the Oosterpark.
Het Tropenmuseum: when was the last time you’ve visited the Tropenmuseum? Or is your first visit yet to come? This museum is a must visit for several reasons. The imposing building is also quite nice (read: amazing) on the inside, the exhibitions are always about universal themes of human beings (such as mourning, celebrating, praying or fighting) and the museum café, Café de Tropen, is completely renovated and serves delicious lunch. The perfect pitstop for your walk!
Louie Louie: at the beginning of the Linnaeusstreet, just before the Oosterpark, you will find Louie Louie on your left. A delightful spot where you can go before, during or at the end of your walk to warm up. Here they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a South American touch and during the weekends, you can hang at the bar till 03.00 hours in the morning. And yes, the bar is so pretty that you want to stay this late ;-)
De Biertuin: sometimes you do not need more than chicken, fries and beer. The Biertuin, right across the Oosterpark, offers the perfect solution. After your stroll you and your friends can go here for drinks, they have plenty of craft beers on the menu ;-) The large terrace outside is heated, so you can even sit outside.
Pata Negra: another great place to end your stroll is Pata Negra. Here they serve authentic dishes from the Spanish cuisine. In other words: tapas, from patatas bravas and calamares to paëlla and tortillas. Perfect for larger groups, because sharing is caring!
KNUS: when your cross the road at Pata Negra, you’re practically already on the terrace of Knus. Again, the emphasis is on the social drinking aspect for you and your friends ;-) You can choose your beers among the twelve taps and for the empty stomach they serve different montaditos with anything you want. The choice is huge, so there’s something for everyone.
Bar Bukowski: at the other side of the Oosterpark you find Bar Bukowski at the corner towards the Beukenplein. Since the beginning of time, Bar Bukowski has been a favorite place to for drinks. But during the day, you can easily go here with your book, newspaper or laptop as well. Out of inspiration? The park is just across the road ;-)
Park: is it getting chilly but you don’t want to do without the Oosterpark vibes? Then Park offers the perfect solution. This is the newly opened, renovated restaurant of Hotel Arena. The restaurant – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – with its soothing decor, earth tones and evergreens is a natural extension of the park.
Generator: sooner or later you will eventually come across designhostel Generator in the Oosterpark. Tip: definitely go inside and look around for a second. This old university building is transformed into a super modern hostel with bright and happy colors everywhere. In the old lecture rooms you can sit down for a cup of coffee and lunch.
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
(Private) Canal Cruise
Make a boat tour and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water during a cruise on the canals.Tickets from € 16,- >>
This new experience with unique and colourful installations is the Instagram hit of Amsterdam.Book a time slot >>
- Stay -
This trendy hotel with a rooftop, restaurant and club is located in hot and happening Amsterdam East.Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
- Deals -
Visit the number one photography museum of Amsterdam for exhibits about contemporary photography.Get tickets for € 12,50 >>
Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>