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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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Monumental bridges in the Amsterdam Forest

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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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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Amsterdam
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We always use the on hop buses when we visit any city to get an overview and some history however, this trip took over an hour mainly sat in traffic with very little on the audio tour also the same on the canal cruise, very dissapointing. You are better off buying the public transport pass which gets you everywhere.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A large green oasis close to the centre, far less crowded than the central Amsterdam parcs. Some reasonably priced eateries, one with a great view over the rowing basin, home of the 2014 world championships. Often, you can see global top-ten rowing athletes training, on the water or in the Olympic training center nearby. And all for free, even the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great by bike, horse riding and adventure park, restaurants are also available, perfect weekend target so be outdoor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you want to watch nature's beauty at its best this is the place for you. It has wonderful protected forest, jogging and cycling tracks with a canal used for international rowing events. It also has a small restaurant. It is little costly. However it is nothing in turn you are receiving the nature at its best. Hardly 8 km... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Even in February it was fun if cold to cycle here-you can get to it along canals and there is an eccentric little café with interesting memorabilia and plenty of doggie visitors-they do great eggs on toast, coffee etc

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