About Vondelpark

Amsterdam's most iconic landmark, Vondelpark, is the city's largest park which opened back in 1865. It is often known as the Green Heart of Amsterdam as it is surrounded by lush greenery.. If you're tired of exploring busy streets and looking for a quiet space to rejuvenate yourself, stroll through the mesmerising Vondelpark Amsterdam park and submerge in its unmatched beauty. The park is spread over a vast area of 120 acres offering a wide range of adventure sports and play areas. Over 150 species of trees embrace the park, and several animals are spotted here. Some of these include porcupines, squirrels, blackbirds, sparrows and so on.

The park is visited by thousands of people on a daily basis making it one of Amsterdam's most visited places. Here, you walk between grass, ponds, lakes and woods, or you can plan a family picnic to relish yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can also ride a bicycle in the park, offering an amazing view of the surroundings. Since the park is constructed in the city's heart, it can be accessed by all modes of transportation very easily. Besides this, there are several other places to visit near Vondelpark like the famous Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and more.

Places to Visit Near Vondelpark


Located a 5-minute walk from the Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam's most famous tourist destinations dating back to 1798. The museum features more than 8000 objects related to history and art on display. Out of these, around 1,000 objects belong to the years between 1200-2000. Some famous artists whose masterpieces are preserved here include Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Besides the vast collection, the museum's architecture is also worth admiring.

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Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum

Another famous Dutch art museum located a few kilometres away from Vondelpark is the Van Gogh Museum. This massive space was opened back on 2 June 1973 under the directorship of Axel Rüger. The museum is dedicated to the incredible works of a great painter, Vincent van Gogh. As per Vincent, his paintings based on sunflowers were among the best of his artwork he has ever made. There is also a large collection of Japanese prints, as Vincent Van Goh was a big fan of Japanese prints.

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If you have little kids in your tribe, then adding Kinderkookkafe on your tour to Vondelpark Amsterdam is a must as the cafe is run entirely by children under the supervision of experts. This is a tiny cafe serving the most delicious food delicacies and lip-smacking beverages, which are prepared by in-house chefs. There are small food counters where kids can place orders and can munch on their favourite treats.

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Presently known as a jazz and classical concert site, Orgelpark is one of the most visited destinations in Amsterdam, located closeby to Vondelpark. Earlier, it used to be a famous church located in Amsterdam's city centre; however, today, it has been transformed into a concert site. Before planning your visit to Orgelpark, it is best to go through the website carefully to understand ticket information and the concert calendar.

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History Of Vondelpark

History Of Vondelpark

Established in 1864, Vondelpark Amsterdam is a public park that was founded by Christiaan Pieter van Eeghen and his companions. The park was designed later in the year 1865, and the statue of Joost van den Vondel, a famous playwright and writer in 1867 and that is how the park got its name Vondelpark. In the early 19th century, a rose garden was set up here.

With the passing of time, it became difficult to deal with the park's maintenance costs, hence, the city of Amsterdam started to make heavy donations in 1953. In the 1960s, the park underwent a complete renovation, after which a flower power area, open-air theatre and children's playground were installed here.

Know Before You Go Vondelpark

Essential Information
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Essential Information
  • Location:

Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Timings:

The park generally opens by 6:00 AM and closes by 8:00 PM.

  • Best Time To Visit:

Vondelpark is an open park that remains open for the public throughout the sunrise and sunset, however, the months between May to September can be considered a better time to visit. During summers, Vondelpark Open Air Theatre Festival is conducted where there are several theatrical exhibitions, stand-up acts, modern dance, etc., are performed.

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What to do at Vondelpark?

    • You can sit on the green grass under the shed of a tree and relax.
    • You can plan a family or friends day out here as this place is ideal for picnics.
    • You can opt to visit popular shopping streets like Beethovenstraat and PC Hoofstraat. Both these places are pretty crowded during the day.
    • Vondelpark is a one-stop destination in Amsterdam to perform meditation or yoga to heal yourself from the inside.
    • Tourists can also visit nearby cafes to satisfy untimely cravings.

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