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“natural beauty” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdamse Bos
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Amsterdam Countryside Bike Tour Including Cheese Tasting and Clog Demonstration
Ranked #33 of 454 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“natural beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Peaceful, green and great for cycling!There are lots of different areas to explore and some cafe stops for coffee or a hot chocolate in the winter.

Visited August 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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363 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A place to relax”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If after hectic work day you need a place to relax or you have seen the busy Ams downtown, head to this park and take it slow. It is good for jogging or biking or just walking around.

Visited August 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“joy of nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

riding bikes and horses,beautiful green scenery,go by tram 5 or bus 172,170,bike rental from 10 to 6.

Visited August 2013
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Hillegom, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stretching your legs during transfer at Schiphol Airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

During his last day in Holland, my Chinese friend and family had to bridge some 6 hours before check-in their luggage at Schiphol Airport and another 3 hours before boarding the plane to Shanghai. He was asking me for ideas, how to fill up that gap and I suggested to rent bicycles to tour the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest). Although the (small) bicycle rental shop is way at the eastside of the forest, it takes only a 20 minute bus ride to get there. Bus line 300 is right in front of the arrival hall and takes you in just 6-7 minutes to the bus terminal in Amstelveen. There you switch to line 174 to arrive at the entrance of the Amsterdam Forest in less than 15 minutes. Of course you can take a taxi as well, but that's less adventurous.
Check their website at www.amsterdamsebosfietsverhuur.nl for all the details.
The Chen family was overwhelmed by the beauty of this forest and the variety of bicycle tracks, as well as the attractions. The bicycle shop owner was very polite and flexible. Everybody got a fitted bicycle and their luggage could even been temporary stored in the shop. The forest with almost 50 km of bicycle tracks looked so green and smelled so nice, that in spite the free map, it was difficult to plan a serious route. Therefore I took the lead and let them enjoy the beauty of this more or less underrated attraction. It's only open during the summer period, but this is the perfect way to stretch your legs, when you've o wait a couple of hours for your transfer at Schiphol.

Visited July 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice big park for those wandering walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

this park is great for long walks and has some attractions spread in different corners of the park. within the park there are some playgrounds and an animal farm for children. also the park host the Bosbaan for rowing competitions and it has also De Nieuwe Meer for surfing and sailing.

Visited June 2013
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