Amsterdamse Bos
Amsterdamse Bos
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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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MichielGalama
Bolsward, The Netherlands85 contributions
Jul 2020
To my full surprise, I biked into this forest right outside Amsterdam. Amazing how close to urban Amsterdam I dropped into this forest. Fairly large surface, constructed about a century ago with inspiration from Versailles, Schönbrun and other famous places in Europe.
Written July 25, 2020
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Shakir Sharfraz A
Amstelveen, The Netherlands341 contributions
Jan 2020
This is on the outskirts of Amsterdam. There is a large "de Poel" in the centre of it. There are walking and jogging tracks around the pool of water. The massive size of the pool is fascinating. The sight of the church at the corner of the pool makes for a great landscape.

Watch the video of "De Poel" in the channel listed in my profile!
Written January 26, 2020
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Jay L
Vienna, VA50 contributions
Aug 2019
If the idea of cycling in Amsterdam terrifies you (and it probably should), come here. We had a lovely breakfast in the park and rented bikes for two adults five children with ease. From there we rode to a pool for wading, a lake for canoeing, a herd of highland cattle for viewing (at a safe distance) and a wonderful pancake house for -- what else? pancakes :-). On an extended visit to Amsterdam, it was a wonderful escape from the city for a day.
Written January 7, 2020
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happyopenmindedtraveller
The Netherlands272,362 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Lovely to take a walk here, all 4 seasons of the year. Beautiful nature!. Recommended for all visitors to Amsterdam✌
Written September 9, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,755 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is a large, 2,500-acres park with lots of trees, a large lake, ponds, streams, a rowing course, sporting clubs, gardens, what I’ll call a petting zoo or animal farm, the Amsterdamse Bos Theatre, recreational areas, various monuments, and more. People can relax her, and young kids can have a touching and feeding contact with goats. One can rent boats and bicycles to enjoy the park better. I guess it isn’t surprising, but many of the parents were only partially paying attention to their children and seemed to be paying greater attention to the person they were speaking to on the mobile phones. We thoroughly enjoyed a four-hour, relaxing stay in the park.

During the time of our visit, about 60% of the visitors were families with young children, 10% seemed to be on a romantic outing, 10% exercising or on a sporting outing, and the remaining 20% I would classify as being there for various other reasons.
Written September 14, 2018
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avist80
Gorinchem, The Netherlands99 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
It's a really nice place to see after spending few days in Amsterdam - think it's a nice place to "escape" from Amsterdamm for the weekends. Basicly there's a lot of green and water - so simillar to place I was born.
It was a great fun - will come back there for sure.
Written June 23, 2012
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AmbassadorBas
London, UK782 contributions
Feb 2012 • Business
Part of a major project to employ Amsterdamets during the great Depression the Amsterdamse Bos was designed and built by thousands of men and kept a large part of the economy going. Nowadays it's a fantastic place to ride a bike around take a long walk and a possible picnic. You can get there by bike, car or public transport worth a relaxing few hours
Written March 10, 2012
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Cruise Into Paradise
Nassau, New Providence Island331 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
amsterdamsebos.nl website provide useful information for all visitors. We rented our bikes at the main entrance at €8 per bike for 2 hours. The air is fresh and crisp as you cycling around the smooth path in the park. There's many activities you can do in the park, picnic, fishing, soccer, frisbee, painting etc. There's cafe to fill your empty tummy and thirst. There's Forrest Fun, a top tree climbing adventure to keep the kids occupied. Alternatively, kids can play at the open air playground too.
Written April 8, 2015
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jngah
Atlanta, GA19 contributions
Jan 2012 • Couples
My darling wife prefers lazily strolling through big city shops while nursing a hot cup of coffee. Thus, first day on the local bikeways, after we'd made our way out of the city centre through Vondelpark and dodging rain showers at the Olympic Stadium, it came as no surprise that I found her rolling her eyes after a few minutes cycling through the vastness of Amsterdamse Bos. She is, however, the world's most dedicated dog lover and even on a brisk January day, there were all manner of shapes, sizes and breeds doing everything that dogs do. The occasional horse trotted by. The canine variety that morning was enough to bring a beaming smile to her face. And that's why I love Amsterdamse Bos.
Written February 18, 2012
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Haelen
Voorburg, The Netherlands407 contributions
Jul 2020
This park is between Amsterdam and the Airport. It is nice to cycle or walk around, but if you really like nature, it is beter to go to the dunes along the coast or the Veluwe.
Written November 17, 2020
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