Vondelpark & Old West Neighbourhood

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    15 Jun 2017
    Clock 60min      Length2mi
    8 ratings


    Vondelpark & Old West Neighbourhood

    Keep following this path.

    The name Vondelpark was adopted in 1867 when a statue of Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel was situated into the park. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet of the 1600s. I'll point out the statue a little later.

    The Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest and most popular park. Its a great place to walk, bike, people-watch, or relax, especially when you absolutely want to escape the touristy atmosphere of the nearby Museumplein.

    Vondelpark is just a few blocks from the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. The park is the perfect place to get a little fresh air and rest after walking through all those museums!

    Although it's not included in this walk, I would like to mention that a Pablo Picasso sculpture, called The Fish, is here. Now you’ve got another reason to come back to the Vondelpark another time.

    The Vondelpark is home to a couple of restaurants and cafés, some with a playground. You’ll also find an open-air theatre and a rose garden with more than 70 types of roses.

    This refreshing green space features winding paths, ponds, playgrounds, statues and all of the makings of a relaxing picnic spot.

    Carry on walking now.

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