Northwest of the Vondelpark, surrounded by residential buildings, the bucolic Rembrandtpark spreads over 45 leafy (and watery) hectares and is criss-crossed by walking and cycling paths. Unlike the similarly named Southern Canal Ring party square, Rembrandtplein, the Rembrandtpark is little visited by tourists. Home to abundant wildlife and birdlife, the park is a favourite with families for its water-play area, climbing pyramid, adventure playground and petting zoo, Kinderboerderij de Uylenburg.

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1. Rose Garden

0.64 MILES

The Vondelpark's rose garden, with some 70 different species, was added in 1936.

2. Kinderboerderij de Uylenburg

0.66 MILES

Children can interact with donkeys, geese, goats, pigs, sheep, ponies and other friendly critters at this petting zoo in the northwestern corner of…

3. Joost van den Vondel Statue

0.72 MILES

Vondelpark took its name from this 1867 statue of poet and playwright Joost van den Vondel (1587–1679), created by sculptor Louis Royer. It was originally…

4. Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam

0.72 MILES

A handsome red-brick building, the former Haarlemmermeer Station is now the starting point for the tram museum, which is not a static experience but a…

5. The Fish

0.85 MILES

A cut above regular park statuary is Picasso's soaring, approximately 6m-high abstract work Figure découpée l’Oiseau (Bird Cut Out), better known locally…

6. De Hallen

1.03 MILES

These red-brick 1902-built tram sheds were formerly used as a squat before being turned into this breathtaking skylit space. De Hallen was stunningly…

7. Hollandsche Manege

1.03 MILES

The neoclassical Hollandsche Manege is a surprise to discover just outside the Vondelpark. Entering is like stepping back in time, into a grandiose indoor…

8. Olympic Stadium

1.07 MILES

Built for the 1928 Olympic Games, this elegant stadium was designed by Jan Wils, a protégé of famous architect HP Berlage, and is functionalist in style…