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Het Amsterdamse Bos - Things to Know Before Visiting

1182 DA Amstelveen, Netherlands

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About Het Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdamse Bos is Amsterdam’s largest park and recreational area. The lush forests and grassy meadows offer plenty of space for a relaxing picnic with family or friends, and the park is crossed by many kilometres of well-marked walking and cycling paths. The park was mainly built in the early 1930s, mostly by the unemployment relief. Annually, almost 4.5 million people visit the park, which has a size of 1,000 hectaresand is approximately three times the size of Central Park in New York City.


Attractions Near Het Amsterdamse Bos

Cobra Museum
Cobra Museum2.33km from Het Amsterdamse Bos

The Cobra Museum of Modern Art is an art museum in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. The collection of the museum consists of key works by artists associated with three art movements, Vrij Beelden (1945), Cobra (1948–1951), and Creatie (1950–1955).

De Appel
De Appel4.32km from Het Amsterdamse Bos

De Appel arts centre is an international institution for contemporary art, fulfilling a key role in the arts in Amsterdam and The Netherlands. It served as a platform for the events in international modern art, but also as a research centre, publishing house, educational institution, an art library and an artistic archive.

Amstelpark
Amstelpark4.33km from Het Amsterdamse Bos

The Amstelpark is a park in Amsterdam-Zuid. The park includes a labyrinth, a café, a restaurant, two galleries, an orangery, a petting zoo and a mini-golf course. It also has a variety of plant species from around the world and also the Amstel train, which runs through the Rosarium, the rhododendron valley and the Riekermolen. There is also a Japanese garden too.

Vondelpark
Vondelpark5.01km from Het Amsterdamse Bos

Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and certainly the most famous park in the Netherlands. The lush 45-hectare site includes a famous open-air theatre, numerous children’s playgrounds and several cafés and restaurants, making it a thriving hub of activity in any season. Every Friday there is the Fridaynightskate that starts in front of the Filmmuseum. The King's Day celebrations on 27 April in the Vondelpark focus specifically on children.

Rembrandtpark
Rembrandtpark5.21km from Het Amsterdamse Bos

A beautiful urban park named after the 17th-century painter Rembrandt. It has a surface area of 45 hectares which includes a petting zoo and playgrounds. In the park, 37 bird species including the common buzzard, 35 bee species including the orange-horned nomad bee, and 6 bat species including the pond bat have been observed.

Museumplein
Museumplein5.22km from Het Amsterdamse Bos

The Museumplein is a public space in the Museumkwartier neighbourhood of the Amsterdam-Zuid borough in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The area was originally a wax candle factory and marshy meadows. Construction began following the completion of the Rijksmuseum in 1885, with a street plan based on the design of Pierre Cuypers, the museum's celebrated architect. The area was the location of the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in 1883.

Where is Het Amsterdamse Bos

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The province that houses the largest city and capital of Netherlands- Amsterdam.

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