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Wester-Amstel: Country House and Park since 1662

Amsteldijk Noord 55, 1183 TE, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
+31 20 496 5656
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Best kept secret near Amsterdam

Have a historic taste of the old country house and the magnificent gardens at Wester-Amstel. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bill A
Wonderful historic location which needs to be preserved

Had a great time strolling through the grounds, all quiet and serene, no blaring radios or people... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mabelambethermessiah
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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, 1183 TE, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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+31 20 496 5656
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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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

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Management response:Responded September 21, 2017

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

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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

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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.

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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

Thank Timothy H
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Management response:Responded June 28, 2017

Thank you, Timothy. Great review.

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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

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Management response:Responded June 24, 2017

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

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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

Thank marymog
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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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Reviewed June 22, 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
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Management response:Responded June 22, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 21, 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.

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Management response:Responded June 22, 2017

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

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