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Sarphatipark information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Getting there
Tram: 16/24 Albert Cuypstraat
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While the Vondelpark is bigger in size and reputation, this tranquil English-style park delivers an equally potent shot of pastoral summertime relaxation, with far fewer crowds. Named after Samuel Sarphati (1813–66), a Jewish doctor, businessman and urban innovator, the grounds are a mix of ponds, gently rolling meadows and wooded fringes.

In the centre you'll see the Sarphati memorial from 1886, a bombastic temple with a fountain, gargoyles and a bust of the great man himself.