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“Fantastic park in Amstelveen” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdamse Bos
Bosbaanweg 5 | Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 545 6100
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Ranked #18 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Parks
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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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“Fantastic park in Amstelveen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Amserdamse Bos is a mini-forest in Amstelveen, which is another Gementee or municipality outside Amsterdam. The park is an absolute heaven for cyclists, joggers and morning walkers. Many summer activities are organized here, there is also some kind of a tent hostel and facilities for camping. There is also a water body that is used for rowing. Absolutely wonderful place for physical activity in any season. The park is huge, very close to Amsterdam, but so very different from Amsterdam parks like the Vondelpark for example. There are many restaurants and pubs around the place. The Bos is easily accessible by bus from Amsterdam. A heritage tram that runs from the Haarlemmermeer station in Amsterdam, has a stop near the Bos. A good deal of info is available at the Visitors Centre at the entrance of the Bos.

Visited March 2014
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“A great place for jogging outside Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a beautiful forest outside Amsterdam, near Amstelveen. You can reach this by tram in half a hour from Amsterdam city centre. Great place for jogging and peaceful moments in the nature!

Visited September 2013
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“An Oasis just outside the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

beautiful, extensive park with areas for picnicking, walking, running, bike riding, rowing and camping. while I wouldn't recommend for anyone only in town for a short time, for someone visiting long-term or living here, you would be remiss not to visit.

Visited July 2013
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“Must do in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Amsterdamse Bos is a huge park located in the very south and has part of it in Amstelveen. Fantastic place for summer afternoons with children. The best way to explore it is by bike, as it is huge. Tip: rent a boat and row through the internal lakes and canals !

Visited September 2013
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had one nice day with sunshine , so we went to Amsterdamse bos. This is a very nice park and you can walk there for hours. The water in the park is nice , go there if you have nice day with sunshine.

Visited December 2013
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