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7 Parks to explore in North Holland

North Holland

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

Amstelpark
AmstelparkArent Janszoon Ernststraat 1, 1083 GA Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Het Amsterdamse Bos
Het Amsterdamse Bos1182 DA Amstelveen, Netherlands

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.

Oosterpark Amsterdam
Oosterpark AmsterdamOosterpark, 1012 AA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oosterpark has been the first big public park created by the municipality in Amsterdam. It has been designed in 1891 by Leonard Antonij Springer. The whole family can find fun in this park. While the older members can enjoy the meaning behind the monuments and the serene walking paths throughout the area, young kids can also have fun playing and running around the wide open meadows.

Rembrandtpark
RembrandtparkPostjesweg, 1057 Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Sarphatipark
SarphatiparkSarphatipark 37I, 1073 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Sarphatipark is a public urban park located in the stadsdeel Amsterdam Oud-Zuid in Amsterdam. The park is named after Samuel Sarphati. It was one of the iconic attraction in this area and is a beautiful place for a peaceful time.

Vondelpark
Vondelpark1071 Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

Westerpark
WesterparkWesterpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Westerpark is a public urban park in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The former borough of Westerpark is named after the park, as is the current neighborhood. The verdant space of the former Westergasfabriek gasworks along Haarlemmerweg has become a place for cultural avant-garde businesses and events.

Map of Parks to explore in North Holland