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Amsterdamse Bos

#32 of 516 things to do in Amsterdam Features Animals
Bosbaanweg 5 | Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 545 6100
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Covering an area of almost 1000 hectares, the Amsterdamse Bos is one of the largest city parks in Europe. It contains 150 indigenous species of trees and over 200 species of birds. The park sits to the South of central Amsterdam and can easily be reached by bike, tram or metro from the city center.
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“goat farm” (38 reviews)
“huge park” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bosbaanweg 5 | Amstelveen, 1182 DA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stadsdeel Zuid
+31 20 545 6100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We often go for walks here. Plenty to see if walk the main paths, but also many safe spots for total solitude.

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even on a sunny day Bos is big enough to accomodate crowds so you dont feel like people take over nature. Great to cycle, so serene and natural. Make sure to visit the goat farm.

Thank basakina
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you feel like escaping to the nature but you can't travel too far, Amsterdamse Bos is the place to go! Kids will find a lot of activities there, dogs will be running free happily and you can just enjoy the beauty of this place!

Thank julia1420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this beautiful Bos area several times as we lived in the neighbourhood of Amstelveen. We loved this place and made sure to visit regularly during summer time and also while practicing for the Amsterdam Marathon. This park offers great space for...More

Thank siddhant k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes from opposite the park for €10 for the day from #Fietsverhuur & Verkoop Het Amsterdamse Bos Bike rental & sale. They were really friendly, helpful and even gave us plastic bags for our phones in case it rained. Amsterdamse Bos is an...More

Thank Kirralee P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful nature and leisure area with forested sections besides water and open grass land areas . Area created in the late 1930s and 1940s in the framework of Van Eesterens AUP Amsterdam General Extension Plan. Amsterdam as growing major city was in need of an...More

Thank hjk282
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Amsterdam I recommend hiring a bike and going to Amsterdamse Bos. This huge park is beautiful with lots of bike pats. Tip: buy lunch from a store on the way, and have a picnic. Also observe that the farm with goats is...More

Thank daniegin
Reviewed 16 June 2017

In the very vibrant city of Amsterdam, this park is a nice place to relax. On a sunny day, you can stroll along the Bosbaan. There are a number of meadows between the trees where you can lay down for a small rest. Around the...More

2  Thank mvwijland
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Make sure you visit Amsterdam bos park atleast once if you visit Amsterdam. The journey towards the forest itself is so beautiful. Its a huge forest turned into a park..you can cycle, run, do a picnic or just lay on the grass and listen to...More

1  Thank hebah999
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Well if you want to go and have a break and relax this is the place and time to take a break and enjoy the scenery

Thank wandafreight
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29 July 2016|
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Response from Guest134 | Reviewed this property |
Look the connections up on three w's 9292 DOT nl/en# It's not allowed to write website names here, so just put the dots in. You fill in the address you are travelling from, the destination, plus the time of arrival or... More
Sophie H
21 July 2015|
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Response from Andrea637 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, here's my answer to your question. This is not an Fun or Attraction themed park. It is a large man made forrest, with water to swim of fish in, ride your bike throughout, have something to eat or drink and visit... More
21 July 2015|
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Response from AmsterdamseBosA |
Hi Joyce, This page is about the Amsterdamse Bos, one of the largest city parks in Europe (3 times NY's Central Park). We are the organisation behind the Amsterdamse Bos (not a hotel). However, there are several sleeping... More