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Amsterdamse Bos

Bosbaanweg 5 | Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 545 6100
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Ranked #15 of 307 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Amusement
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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 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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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Amsterdamse Bos is an artificial forest, created in the years of 1928 through 1934. The two reasons to create the forest were the lack of greenery close by Amsterdam and the creation of jobs for the unemployed (then not working meant no payment). Nowadays, it is a wonderful, quiet place to walk, row, run, stroll, picnic, or visit the... More

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great park for locals but if you visit Amsterdam then you can skip it. It is not easy to come to the park with public transportation and it is not more than park. Though if you love to run/jog there is a good running circuit. Let childeren play at goat farm and run for a half marathon circuit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

The Amsterdam forest is a great place for recreational activities. You could bike, run or walk around. But also activities like horse riding and canoeing are possible in some parts of the forest. The south part of the forest connects to the city Amstelveen and the north part of the forest connects to Amsterdam. The park offers well maintained scenic... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Wanna escape Amsterdam for a while ? Go into the woods ! You can bike here for hours Visit Goat farm have a drink in one of the nice places arround great places to have a picknick / BBQ worth a visit !

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Lviv, L'vivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are not on a bike, you must take one at the bar/rental (near the stand of FunPark) it cost's 4.5 for 1 hour, a average path around park will take about 1 hour, it's a biiig park. Very clean and nice.

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Holon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

if you want a break from the city center - the amsterdam bos is a great option! just a short bus drive from the city center is this nice and quiet park. we've rented bikes just outside the park and enjoyed it for about an hour or so.

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Gairloch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited Amsterdam to take part in the marathon and as keen horse riders, we visited this area to check out the riding schools. Delighted to find this countryside so near to the city. Definitely worth a visit and so easy to access on public transport.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

if you need some rest from city hustle and bustle hop on a bike and go to amsterdamse bos. kilometers of cycle paths, goat farm with delicious ice cream, lakes, canals and a canoe rental are among the attractions. for canoe rental remember to bring cash - they don't have a credit card terminal and ATMs are hard to find.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Had a great time walking through this park, managed to see a kestrel! The avenue of trees and the colours where great. Lots to do and see for every age and ability.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It was such a wonderful surprise to find this large park with 80 year old tall trees so close to the centre of Amsterdam. This park is based on English parks and has a largish lake and a 'maze' of car free cycle tracks and walking paths. It is well sign posted but the first time entering the park it... More

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