We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Amsterdamse Bos

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Bosbaanweg 5 | Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 545 6100
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

Covering an area of almost 1000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of the...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$32*
and up
Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 507 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 159
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
The place where the locals come to recharge their batteries-the forest.

We left the forest until the last day of our visit, and had the whole day to enjoy it. We travelled out on the old line, from the Tram museum (4 euro single over 60 concession, 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sue J
,
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

507 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 255: English reviews
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We left the forest until the last day of our visit, and had the whole day to enjoy it. We travelled out on the old line, from the Tram museum (4 euro single over 60 concession, 5 Euro for adults and half fare for children ). The forest is the end of the line and a short walk from the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is enough greenery here to make you think you are in the countryside although you are still fairly close to Amsterdam. The kids will love it here as well since they have a small farm and stalls for cows, sheep, goats and chickens. The restaurant was surprisingly good quality food for the money and plenty of outside seating space... More 

Helpful?
Thank Colin M
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
212 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Biking, running, walking, canoeing, trekking... Whatever you wanna do... It's really big, try not to get lost... Such an awesome place to enjoy in summer..

Helpful?
Thank Melikes
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing people, the folk who run this place. They remember us every year. Last year, I lost my smart phone here and the owner went way beyond what was reasonable for most people to get my phone back to me. And this year she helped my children learn how to cycle for the first time. Absolutely wonderful place run by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Roy H
Level Contributor
1,036 reviews
657 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice break from the city. Lovely bike trails. Kayak and canoe rentals provide a great way to kick back and enjoy the scenery. The goat farm has fantastic ice cream and cheeses. And the pancake place by the rowing baan is fantastic.

Helpful?
Thank 251larsn
Chandigarh, India
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is absolutely very big , magnificient and huge park. with lakes, canals inside it. Perfect for calm and naturist weekend

Helpful?
Thank guptahim
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bicycle rental is a must to explore this park, as on foot it is just too huge to make a dent in. Forested trails, runners, bikers, families, open spaces, lakes with boat rental, paths with wildflowers, an olympic rowing training facility, and an excellent petting zoo with tons of goats roaming around. If you have small kids or even teenagers,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Queenbeesandthedrone
Usa, Japan
Level Contributor
134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pack a picnic and go here for a walk. We started on the "canal" side where they have the rowing club house. Sat and ate our picnic while watching the crews practice. Then we walked around the perimeter. Be sure to visit the farm with the peacocks, etc. We had a cold drink there and then continued our walk. As... More 

Helpful?
Thank quiltingtravelmom
Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is half park, half forest and is huge! It may be the most beautiful park I have been to. We rented bicycles at the entrance area of the park (it is part of a snack stand) across the street from the "De Boswinkel". From there, we rode through the park. There are many lakes, rivers, bridges, and fields... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Beautiful laid-out park at the outskirts of A'dam. It was an unemployment project in the 30's , and kept well over the centuries. You can take a walk, for hours, here but there are also nice places to have a drink. E.g at the Bosbaan, a rowing circuit, where championships are held, the Pancake-restaurant further into the woods, and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank umbria_10

Travelers who viewed Amsterdamse Bos also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Amsterdamse Bos? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Amsterdamse Bos and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Bolton, United Kingdom
Stockholm, Sweden
Porto, Portugal

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Amsterdamse Bos staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?