number 6 in the city


Local name: Vondelpark

Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam. Its area is 45 hectares. It is located in the city center, near the Rijkmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. In the '70s it was a popular meeting place for hippies. In 2009, the world's largest picnic took place here, which went to the Guinness Book of Records.

The park was founded in 1865. It was built on muddy terrain, therefore every 30 years the park must be renovated so that ground water does not flood the park. Initially, it was called Nieuwe Park (New Park). The name Vondelpark was adopted in 1867, when a monument to the Dutch poet Joost van den Vondel stood here. Other sculptures that adorn the park are the "Fish" by Pablo Picasso and "Mama Lamb (Mother Rock)" by contemporary sculptor Nelson Carillho.

The park offers many attractions: in the summer, concerts and performances take place on the stage of the summer theater, there are several playgrounds, bike paths, lakes and a restaurant in the historic pavilion, which was once the Film Museum.


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    Vondelpark map
    1071 Amsterdam , Netherlands