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Amsterdamse Bos

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Address: Bosbaanweg 5 | Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 545 6100
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Covering an area of almost 1000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of...
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.
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The lungs of the city; this is a half-park, half-forest with endless walking and biking trails, ponds, lakes and canals, boats for rent, cute bridges, forest playgrounds for kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Amsterdamse Bos (Forest) is a park/forest that is perfect for walking and running. Also, there are tide pools for children, a fun forest and a 2km rowing circuit (Bosbaan). If you like watching airplanes, you're in luck: it is close to Schiphol Airport and on some days the planes fly over very low.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The lungs of the city; this is a half-park, half-forest with endless walking and biking trails, ponds, lakes and canals, boats for rent, cute bridges, forest playgrounds for kids and even an action platform with zip-lines and tree bridges. Dog and horse friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I've lived in Amsterdam for ages and never went to the Amsterdamse Bos. I should be ashamed of myself! It was so much more then I expected. You can have a nice quit stroll, there a cafe with good pie and drinks. It oozed a typical 'bruin cafe' feeling. We didn't make it to the pettingzoo, because our little one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

amsterdamsebos.nl website provide useful information for all visitors. We rented our bikes at the main entrance at €8 per bike for 2 hours. The air is fresh and crisp as you cycling around the smooth path in the park. There's many activities you can do in the park, picnic, fishing, soccer, frisbee, painting etc. There's cafe to fill your empty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The park has nice sceneries and you can easily spend a day just wandering around. There is a small farm for kids which is a great place for kids to get in touch with animals. Every year in spring, there is also cherry blossom festival in the Japanese garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In 2013 the municipality of Amstelveen gave 53 bridges in the Amsterdam Forest the status of municipal monument. The monumental status of bridges is relatively unknown even among locals, and there was no suitable walking route available that conveniently takes you along these monuments. Therefore I designed three walking routes that enable you to easily visit and enjoy these bridges.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are several possibilities for running, routes for 5,10 and 21km and you can also run around the bosbaan used for rowing. That is also 5km but on a windy day I would recommend running the other routes since they are more protected

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Well maintained forest with lots of activities for kids (biking, horse-riding, climbing, pedalo, animal farm) and places to eat. Can get very crowded in terms of parking space on sunny week ends, but a definite must for nature lovers in Amsterdam who dont want to go too far away. Also possible to go there by bike from the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a beautiful park. So serene and definitely worth walking/biking/running through if you want a moment of calm.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Nice park but the distance from Amsterdam is too far for tourists to visit. Waste of your time, because there's not much to see and often is Amsterdamse Bos the flight path from and to Schiphol so there is a lot of noice and kerosine smell. You can better visit Vondelpark in the heart of town or take the train... More 

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