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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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Great place for a bike ride and a pancake!

I went with my Dutch friends for a bike ride to this ' forrest' and had a wonderful day! Just after WW2 the Amsterdam people were allowed to grow their own vegetables here and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Kent UK
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Kent UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went with my Dutch friends for a bike ride to this ' forrest' and had a wonderful day! Just after WW2 the Amsterdam people were allowed to grow their own vegetables here and so it became a man-made forrest, just outside the edge of the South of Amsterdam. We passed the Olympic Stadium on our way up there as... More 

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Riverdale, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you have the time for it you can go to the Amsterdamse Bos , it is a nice green park in Amsterdam , very clean.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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96 reviews 96 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This forest is such a nice place to visit. It's got loads to do with lakes for boating, visiting goat farms for kids or going to have super pancakes. We went with the dogs and kids for a day out and it was wonderful. There are loads of walking paths and it's not crowded overall. Only at the restaurants and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I normally stay at a hotel near the the airport on the East side. Since I love going into the city a short cut is through the Bos which is really an amazing place. It can be peace and quiet or there can be events going on, camping, music fests, also canoeing and biking. It's a great forest.

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Jerusalem
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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