Relax in the Vondelpark
The Vondelpark in Amsterdam is like Central Park in New York, the biggest park and a perfect place to take a walk or just relax after a long day of walking in the city.
Largest park in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has more parks, the Vondelpark is the largest one. It welcomes almost 10 million visitors a year. A lot of Amsterdammers use the park for relaxation, but also for a sport like running or yoga. During the summer the park gets its real vibe with concerts and performances in the open-air theater. From June to roughly the end of August there are 4 performances a week in the open-air theater.
Restaurants at the Vondelpark
You can find 2 restaurants at the park. One is called the ‘Blauwe Theehuis’. Its provided with a huge terrace where you can already enjoy a coffee in the morning. It opens at 09:00 AM till 8 PM in the evening, during the weekend from Friday till Sunday till 9 PM. During summer when the weather is really good it might stay open longer.
The other restaurant is ‘Groot Melkhuis’ which has a nice terrace at the waterside. Kids can play at the playground next to the restaurant. This restaurant opens at 10 AM in the morning till 5 PM, in the weekend till 6 PM. Closed on Monday.
On Kingsday (27th of April) the park gets really crowded, on that day its the domain of children. Children of all ages are selling toys, clothes and other stuff, perform or let you participate in little (fun) games, just to earn some money. If you are in Amsterdam on Kingsday, you should definitely pay a visit to the park!
Location of the Vondelpark
The park is located at the west side of the city center close to the Rijksmuseum.
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Entering the park with a scooter is not permitted
Camping is not permitted
The use of a barbecue is not permitted anymore