Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest park and even on the dullest day, you’ll find people here enjoying what it has to offer. There’s plenty to look at on a stroll around the footpaths and there are loads of play areas if you have kids with you. It’s also a great place to see some of Amsterdam’s wild bright green Parakeets which began breeding here in the 1970s.
Vondelpark stretches to 47 acres in total and was first opened in 1865. The park is quite linear in shape with an entrance path leading from the Stadhouderskade main road, near the Hard Rock Cafe. After walking along the entrance path, the park opens out into flowing mix of waterways and greenery.
Notable features in the park include the Bandstand which was built in 1873, the iron bridge pictured above and the movie theater of the Netherlands Filmmuseum which is inside the historic Vondelpark pavilion. This is the national film museum and films screened here range from 19th century silent movies to contemporary digital productions. In the summer there are open air films on the terrace and every two years, newly restored films from the collection are shown during the Filmmuseum Biennial.
VONDELPARK LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Address: Vondelpark, 1017 AA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Vondelpark can be accessed by several gateways all around the park, but the main entrance is at Stadhouderskade near Leidesplein and Museumplein.
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