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“Oasis of calm with interesting wildlife.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vondelpark

Vondelpark
Van Baedestraat & Vondelpark | Museum Quarter, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
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Ranked #11 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Parks
Activities: Biking, Inline skating
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Amsterdam's most famous park was designed and built in 1850 and today is a popular place for tourists and residents who can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, jogging and picnicking.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Sheffield
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“Oasis of calm with interesting wildlife.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I spent a couple of hours wandering though this charming, spacious park between visiting museums. As a keen birdwatcher I was delighted to find a stork just metres away from me strutting around collecting twigs for its nest. Further along a heron was fishing, oblivious to cyclists and roller skaters, and a pair of egyptian geese swam in the lake by the cafe with their tiny chicks. I discovered my third Iamsterdam statue: this one sports a gold crown. It was not a crowded as the signs in front of the Rijksmuseum and at the airport. I would imagine it is beautiful in summer when the flowers are in full bloom.

Visited April 2014
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“Great place to walk relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

After a few hours of dodging bikes and scooters along the canals, this is a great place to walk, sit at a bench and enjoy some quiet time.

Visited April 2014
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“Cycle through this lovely park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My wife and I hired bikes to explore Amsterdam and spent a delightful time riding through this beautiful park.

Visited October 2013
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Pavia, Italy
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“Relax...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Vondelpark is a lovely green space nearby museum district.
We walked round Vondelpark during visit to Amsterdam. Cyclists, runners, walkers, dog walkers and roller-bladers using the park as a place for relaxing.
You can spend some hours in the sunshine just relaxing.

Visited April 2014
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“just a park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Nice park close to the city center, I dont think this is really special, not a ''must go'' definitely.
But is nice if you just want to rest for a while, there is a little bridge where you can take nice pictures. Avoid spending time here if you are in Amsterdam for a little time.

Visited February 2014
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