Formerly a Jewish cemetery, this area was bought by the city in 1956, when it was turned into a park. It has a wilder, more rambling feel than Amsterdam's more central green spaces. There's a large pond, the Distilleerderij 't Nieuwe Diep gin distillery and a large outdoor swimming pool in summer.

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1. Dappermarkt

0.89 MILES

The busy, untouristy Dappermarkt is a swirl of life and colour, with around 250 stalls. It reflects the Oost's diverse immigrant population, and is full…

2. Park Frankendael

0.97 MILES

These lovely, landscaped gardens are the grounds of a former country estate; the mansion, Frankendael House, is still standing and there are walking paths…

3. Frankendael House

0.99 MILES

This area was rolling countryside several centuries ago. In the 18th century, wealthy Amsterdammers would pass their summers and weekends in large country…

4. De Gooyer Windmill


This 18th-century grain mill is the sole survivor of five windmills that once stood in this part of town. It was moved to its current spot in 1814, fully…

5. Spreeksteen

1.07 MILES

This tribute to freedom of speech, established in 2005, is a rock podium marking a 'speakers' corner' in Oosterpark. Organised debates occur here and…

6. De Schreeuw

1.09 MILES

A wavy profile shouting into the sky, this tall silver sculpture in Oosterpark honours free speech – it's also a tribute to controversial filmmaker Theo…

7. Oosterpark

1.15 MILES

The lush greenery of Oosterpark, with wild parakeets in the trees and herons stalking the large ponds, brings an almost tropical richness to this diverse…

8. Tropenmuseum

1.18 MILES

A great arched, galleried space, the Tropenmuseum houses a three-storey collection of artefacts from all over the world, depicting a wide range of…