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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
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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.

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Lovely day spent at Amsterdamse Bos, a little out of the centre but easy to get to by public transport. You can take picnics, hire bikes, canoes and pedal boats, go on the treetop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely day spent at Amsterdamse Bos, a little out of the centre but easy to get to by public transport. You can take picnics, hire bikes, canoes and pedal boats, go on the treetop adventure and swim! There are trails in the water for you to step on stepping stones and balance beams etc. Great for kids. There is also... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge but extremely well kept forest. It takes more than a day to go through it all but it is worth it for nature enthusiasts. We got there using the metro. There are useful directions on the Amsterdamsee Bos website.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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..

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

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Usa, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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