Joost van den Vondel Statue
Not a park but a renowned stage for organ music, with four big organs in a lovely restored church on the edge of Vondelpark. More than...
Het Groot Melkhuis
At the forest's edge, this huge Swiss chalet-style timber house appears like something out of a fairytale. The vast drinking and dining...
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...
As vital to Amsterdam as Rembrandt, canals and coffeeshops, on a sunny day there’s no place better than Vondelpark. As people from all walks of life descend on this sprawling equivalent to New York’s Central Park, a party atmosphere ensues. Some kick back by reading a book, others hook up with friends to share a spliff or cradle a beer at one of the cafes, while others trade songs on beat-up guitars. Vondelpark offers an abundance of ponds, lawns, gardens and winding footpaths that encourage visitors to get out and explore.
For bicycle rentals, the outlet of MacBike at Weteringschans is relatively close to the park’s main entrance.