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Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662

Amsteldijk Noord 55, 1183TE, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
+31 20 496 5656
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It's the garden, silly

For some the house may be the key attraction, but for me it is the garden, or should I say gardens... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Perfect example of how beautiful Amsterdam's countryside can be!

When you need to escape from the busy, crowded streets of Amsterdam… Wester-Amstel is the place to... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Amsterdam, New York
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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 to escape the city and venture into the surrounding countryside. Our house, park and gardens are enriched by four centuries of history. We highly recommend our audio tour (available in English and Dutch). It will take you on a wonderful stroll through our estate and entertain you with stories of times long past. The benches and picnic spots will give you the perfect excuse to just sit back and relax.The back of the house hosts art exhibitions, and is open most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please visit our website.
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Amsteldijk Noord 55, 1183TE, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
+31 20 496 5656
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Reviewed 6 September 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

Thank tripary
Management response:Responded 21 September 2017

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

Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank phantomplane
tbladez, Public Relations Manager at Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 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 28 June 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

Thank Timothy H
Management response:Responded 28 June 2017

Thank you, Timothy. Great review.

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Marc L
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

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

Reviewed 22 June 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

Thank marymog
Management response:Responded 22 June 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...

Reviewed 22 June 2017

On the banks of the river Amstel, between the village of Ouderkerk aan de Amstel and Amsterdam, I enjoyed a fun afternoon walking around in the beautiful gardens and park of Wester Amstel. There are some fun art objects to admire as well. If you...More

Thank SjoerdVXX
Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

Thank you, Sjoerd. When you come on a saturday, you can also admire our many, hard-working volunteers. :-)

Reviewed 21 June 2017

A tranquil oasis close to Amsterdam. An unpretentious, hidden gem where I just walked around and enjoyed nature to process my impressions of Amsterdam.

Thank anneV3242LQ
Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

Thank you. We hope Wester-Amstel left an impression to!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Walking through the beautiful park and gardens of Wester-Amstel, you imagine yourself being the landlord (or lady) back in the day. You see the green lanes, the field of fruit trees, hear the chickens cluck......A well maintained countryhouse from the late 16 hundreds will set...More

Thank Ilse K
Management response:Responded 19 June 2017

Thank you, Ilse. Funnily enough, many visitors and even volunteers tell us they love imagining being the landlord or the lady of the house. This is indeed the perfect place to dream away and forget about everyday worries...

Reviewed 18 June 2017

There are hardly any country houses remaining at the Amstel, the historic river running through Amsterdam and to which the city owns it's name. So this is really a place to visit. Because of the typical Dutch architecture of the building but even more for...More

Thank Philippe B
Management response:Responded 18 June 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We appreciate your concern about the 'sinking soils' in Hollland. Please don't feel pressured to visit Wester-Amstel in a hurry because of this. Construction work on the Amsteldijk will start next year, giving us flood protection for...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

A wonderful place just outside Amsterdam, immersed in tranquillity, away from all the noise of the city, but with a history that is very impressive.

Thank Jean-Paul L
Management response:Responded 18 June 2017

Thank you, Sir. Be assured that you, as a visitor, are writing the newest chapter in our history.

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