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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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A great place for jogging outside Amsterdam

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2014
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Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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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!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.

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Nieuw-Vennep, The Netherlands
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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 !

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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.

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Originally this park was built for the olympic games before ww2 , now it's a very relaxing place to be especially during weekdays when it's quiet. A great place tojust stroll along.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Relaxed kids farm with goats enclosures and free range chickens roaming around. YOu can buy small bottles of milk to feed to the baby goats whch kids loved. Nice shop to buy goats cheese and fresh eggs as well as goats milk ice cream and café. Fun playground for kids, too.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

One has the idea that Holland is small, but Amsterdam has such great wooded parks for cycling right on the edge of the city and this is one not to be missed. Find the organic farm!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

What a treasure for Amsterdam. Rent a bike and wander the Bos. I am amazed at the penchant the Dutch have for the outdoors. Bike paths go everywhere and you can stop to watch the sculls, have a picnic or just people watch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

nice place situated in the "bos" behind the ING ship, the food was excellent and with a very modern presentation I like, good but expensive wines, it is a jetset place, dress accordingly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was an almost lastminute discovery, so didn't research details maybe enough in advance. We took the tramroute No5 as it runs near the apartment we stay in. Ended up walking through I believe Amsteldeen village. Then I'm afraid, we got a little lost. We ideally wanted to head for the visitor centre area. After some lack of signage, and... More 

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