This large, green oasis was created in the second half of the 19th Century and named after the poet Joost van den Vondel ... More
This large, green oasis was created in the second half of the 19th Century and named after the poet Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679), a statue of whom was unveiled here in 1867. Today, Vondelpark is one of the most-visited spots in the city and is a restful haven for citizens away from the city's chaos. Come here for inline skating, let your children play in the large playground or have a cup of coffee on one of the four terraces.
We enjoyed the whole experince. It's not anything like what we are use to in the States. Now when I think of window shopping I can't help but think of when we were in the Red Light Dist. Men are checking out the live merchandise right there in the window fronts. It's not for just everyone... Granny might not see it the way you or I do. It's just a whole different way of life there and just being able to have the experience was something worth seeing.
There are parts of holland that granny would love. Travel thru the country and see the old windmills you only see as a knick knack all your life or the way they use canals to get around in places. I just loved the atmosphere of the country and would love to go back someday. Go with friends and share everything you can.
Never have been to Amsterdam, and I pick Queen's Day to go...what a great choice. The city is completely packed, streets lined with people as far as the eye can see. Vondelpark was very interesting. Sidewalk musicians, the lawn sales, similar to a garage sale in the states, overall it was an eyefull. Some of the most beautiful people in the world were at the park that day. Hail to the Queen!!! What a Day that was.
strange park. after i had eaten some stale mushrooms at lunch things started to look strange. i dont know if it was the park or what but everything was growing and moving! it was the weirdest park ive ever been to!
It was full of flowers and people enjoying themselves. It was fairly safe at night (in groups) but there was the disadvantage of people urinating, it seemed, behind every tree. Very nice to walk through, and there was a neat piece of art there (Picasso). I enjoyed it.
This park reminds me of a smaller version of Central Park in NYC. Vondelpark had wonderful activities in the summer while I was there. There are cafe's to play cards and drink tea, free summer concerts, beautiful rose gardens, friendly Amsterdam residents, and games to join in on, and other various activities depending on what time of the year you visit. I highly recomend you spend time in this park.
I visited the park during my stay , it was nice , but nothing special. Possible if I lived there I enjoy more, but being a tourist and having so many other things to see I would not encourage anyone to feel bad if they don't have the time to visit the park.
Vondelpark is a large spread of open land for citizens to enjoy the outdoors. I visited the park several times and loved people watching there. I saw much of real life in the Netherlands right there, with children skateboarding, musicians, strollers, runners, bikers, family gatherings, and commuters just walking through. It seemed to be safe, and I got to enjoy long walks there.
During my stay in Amsterdam, I stayed in a Hostel located along (almost in) the Park, which was very clean and nice, and I would stay there again. No drugs etc.. allowed. The park was a great plave to stroll at night and unwind after a long day of sightseeing. I passed 2 cops at night, but they didn't seem to mind me enjoying some of Amsterdams....offerings.
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