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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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Great day out.

Having visited the park well over 20 times you could say I am a fan. From the pancake house to the goat farm, to just cycling around on the bike paths. Taking the kids to the... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 6, 2014

Having visited the park well over 20 times you could say I am a fan. From the pancake house to the goat farm, to just cycling around on the bike paths. Taking the kids to the swimming pools, playgrounds, or fun forest. There is never ended activities to do. And I can't say a bad thing about Amsterdamse bos. It... More 

Thank Worldwidetraveller89
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Reviewed October 6, 2014

There is a gem of a restaurant called the panenkoekenhuis in the bos, a must visit. Lovely place to see the country side of the local people

Thank Brian F
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2014

Hired bikes from the cycle hire at the enter acne to the Forrest (Amsterdamse Bos Fietsverhuur) The service was superb and the staff were able to sort out a small problem we had very easily and with no fuss. Highly recommend hiring bikes from here to get round the Forrest

Thank mcdi7rr2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2014

As the name suggest it is protected green area which offers plenty of activities for children and adults. Jogging tracks, horse riding tracks, sports fields (hockey/tennis etc). Nice cafes for enjoying Kofie & Taart! :)

Thank Vijay B
diani beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2014

If the weather is good and you feel like stretching your legs or go cycling for a few hours, this is the best place in Amsterdam. There is a very good pancake farmhouse in the park and they serve all the pancakes you can image. You can rent small peddle boats , do horse riding, or spoil your kids with... More 

Thank safarikees
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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Reviewed September 19, 2014

In the middle of this busy town there is a park where you can relax, where people play instruments, dance or juggle for entertainment, while you picknick

Thank Jannette Z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's a wonderful piece of nature where you can relax and enjoy the sun, run around or ride a horse, even take a swim. Seek for the rast-cows (a strange kind of cows with very long heirs..), they are amazing! And it's even a good location for airplane-watching: imagine laying in the grass looking at 747 or Airbus380 passing just... More 

Thank P_Brunny
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Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had only one day to spend here. We rented bicycles at the Fietsverhuur Amsterdamse Bos de Boshalte. The owners were wonderfully helpfulness they are just across the street from the information center. The park is free to enter and has an interesting history as to how it was built, so check out the web site before you visit. We... More 

Thank RICK B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 6, 2014

Love the variety of things to do, the obstacle course is a great distraction for 10 to adult adventurers. We visited the goat farm too which was fun. Hire a bike and spend a day exploring. Lots of cafés, and swimming places if you get lucky with the weather.

Thank HappytravellerLondon
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

We was there for an entire day in august and we really enjoy the place.. We went there with bikes and browsing around, we also rent a bike boat for a couple of hours.. Was a great experience !

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