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.