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Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Amazing getaway from city center

Very picturesque estate, well taken care of. Discovered it while biking to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
pruteanuangela
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Multi experience packed in one

We heard about Wester Amstel through a friend and decided to give it a go, over last weekend. Must... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Vindhesh K
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New Delhi, India
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Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park Since 1662 is a piece of serenity located just a bike ride away from Amsterdam. It's located on the banks of the Amstel River and at the last riverbend before Ouderkerk. Wester-Amstel is the perfect destination...more
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Amsteldijk Noord 55, 1183 TE, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Very picturesque estate, well taken care of. Discovered it while biking to Ouderkerk aan de Amstel and was fascinated by the nature of the garden and its surroundings. Would definitely go back in spring

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We heard about Wester Amstel through a friend and decided to give it a go, over last weekend. Must say, it was one of the most fulfilling experience I have had with my family in Netherlands. The estate is a hidden gem that unfolds itself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Soren M, Guest Relations Manager at Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you, Vindesh, for your lively, vivid description of your family visit. We hope to welcome you again soon! Just one word of caution: be careful when entering the gate with your lovely daughter in the bakfiets. The downwards slope is steep!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Have a historic taste of the old country house and the magnificent gardens at Wester-Amstel. The house and the gardens are close to Amsterdam and can be combined with a wonderful bike tour along the Amstel river. The estate is a great place to relax...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Soren M, Public Relations Manager at Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Thanks, Bill. And even work feels like relaxation at Wester-Amstel, as we are sure you would agree to.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Had a great time strolling through the grounds, all quiet and serene, no blaring radios or people keeping their phones busy at high volume. The butterfly garden was delightful, loaded with colourful blossoms, butterflies dancing in the air and bees diligently going about their tasks,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Soren M, Public Relations Manager at Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful photographs you posted. The picture with the swallows is sterling! Please do come again.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Close to Amsterdam but such a different vibe. Easy to go on a bike. The park is a great place to relax and enjoy

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Remy_DK
Soren M, Public Relations Manager at Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Spot on, Remy. As we always say: at Wester-Amstel you are in the middle of the country side, in the middle of Amsterdam!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

For some the house may be the key attraction, but for me it is the garden, or should I say gardens. Look at the beautiful lanes and borders, the great variety of trees with their unique personal history. A group of enthousiasts work here every...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tripary
Management response:Responded September 21, 2017

Many thanks for your fine comments on our beautiful gardens and splendid volunteers!

Reviewed August 10, 2017

When you need to escape from the busy, crowded streets of Amsterdam… Wester-Amstel is the place to go! All you have to do is hop on a bike and within 20 minutes you are there (the route to Wester-Amstel is gorgeous, by the way!). I’m...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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tbladez, Public Relations Manager at Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

We're so glad you keep visiting Wester-Amstel! The next time you visit, make sure you see what we're harvesting! You can pick up some fresh vegetables & fruit (chemical free and very delicious) for a donation.

Reviewed June 28, 2017

On the banks of the Amstel. Perfect for an afternoon stroll, picnic, or just a relaxing visit. Large property with multiple gardens, an orchard, a pond, and many walking paths. Restored 17th century mansion with an available audio tour. Near (1km) to the village of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Timothy H
Management response:Responded June 28, 2017

Thank you, Timothy. Great review.

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Very Nice place to visit during stay in Amsterdam Great outdoor and indoor experience easy acces Nice tour and guide

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank H2912ZBmarcl
Management response:Responded June 24, 2017

Thanks, Marc. It was a pleasure to guide you around.

Reviewed June 22, 2017

A very quiet and serene garden, on the banks on the Amstel. With many interesting things to see. A lovely old house, once owned by the Mayor of Amsterdam as a summer retreat. The gardens still show how it once was, with a herb and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank marymog
Management response:Responded June 22, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. You clearly have been around! The one additional seasonal experience we can offer you is Wester-Amstel on a crisp, frosty day in january when the very first winter aconites start blooming...

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