This large, green oasis was created in the second half of the 19th Century, and named after the poet Joost van den Vondel (15... 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, one of the most-visited spots in the city, 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.
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.
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.
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.