Within the Vondelpark is Picasso's soaring, approximately 6m-high abstract work Figure découpée l’Oiseau (The Bird), better known...
Joost van den Vondel Statue
In 1867 a statue of poet and playwright Joost van den Vondel (1587–1679) was created by sculptor Louis Royer. Amsterdammers began...
The Vondelpark's rose garden, with some 70 different species, was added in 1936.
Het Groot Melkhuis
At the edge of the Vondelpark's forest, this huge Swiss-chalet-style timber house appears like something out of a fairytale. The vast...
Mech Make & Take
Jump-start the day with a French double espresso, croissant and freshly squeezed OJ, or stop by for salads and baguettes with fillings...
The lush urban idyll of the Vondelpark is one of Amsterdam's most magical places – sprawling, English-style gardens, with ponds, lawns, footbridges and winding footpaths. On a sunny day, an open-air party atmosphere ensues when tourists, lovers, cyclists, in-line skaters, pram-pushing parents, cartwheeling children, football-kicking teenagers, spliff-sharing friends and champagne-swilling picnickers all come out to play.
Although the Vondelpark receives over 10 million visitors per year, it never feels too crowded to enjoy.