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Amsterdamse Bos

Bosbaanweg 5 | Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 545 6100
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As featured in Amsterdam on a budget
Ranked #18 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Covering an area of almost 1000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of the largest city parks in Europe. It contains 150 indigenous species of trees... more » Owner description: Covering an area of almost 1000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of the largest city parks in Europe. It contains 150 indigenous species of trees and over 200 species of birds. The park sits to the South of central Amsterdam and can easily be reached by bike, tram or metro from the city center. « less
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lecce
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We was there for an entire day in august and we really enjoy the place.. We went there with bikes and browsing around, we also rent a bike boat for a couple of hours.. Was a great experience !

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

... At least for us Germans that have tons of wood in real dark forests, this doesn't apeal to us like a real forest and more like a park without seatbanks. Strange experience, as you see it did not grow manually.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went here the day that we were going to fly out of Schiphol (and we were at a hotel in the area), so it seemed like a more convenient thing to do rather than go back into the city. Though accessible by public transportation, and we were quite close, it actually was a slow trip, including some walking, and would... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My girlfriend and me spent 7 days in amsterdam and without doubt our best exprience was the Amsterdamse Bos. Its just so beautiful, quaint and relaxing being there. I highly recommend on renting bikes and riding through the forest. stefany, the woman who rented us the bike was very sweet and charming.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fine park, big and great for sports. Nice terrace, free parking and lots of space to eather run, walk, cycle and such

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

the "AMSTERDAMSE BOS" was artificially created from open "polder" fields and meadows during the economic depression around 1930 to give the unemployed a meagre income. Now after 84 years the mature woodland west of AMSTELVEEN, south west of AMSTERDAM BUITENVELDERT,is a vast urban forest. The constant noisy from planes landing and departing from nearby SCHIPHOL reminds the visitor of it,s... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lovely place to spend a day with children - we spent the day cycling round the park with our kids on the cycle paths. There are a number of playgrounds with paddling pools and an adventure playground above water! Near the main entrance there is ample parking(this can be used to park for a trip into amsterdam) which is free.... More

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amsterdamse Bos is very close to the home we are staying at. We hop on our bikes and head into the park in any direction to discover something new. One day we found a small farm/petting zoo. The next we found a massive lawn area where we parked the bikes, lay down a blanket, took in some rays and swam... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Huge park at city outskirts, great to spend a day with kids, rent a bike it is far too large for just walking, check out the kids farm and especially the canoe lake, make a paddling tour and feel in a real jungle just silence and ducks, hang out and picnic on the grass next to lake and go for... More

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there becaue we generally love parks, but this one is really not worth going to, if you donot have much time. There are many other much more beautiful oarks in Amsterdam, perhaps not as big and perhaps not as central!

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