5 Places To Go For A Lovely Walk In Amsterdam
There’s no better way to see a city than to wander through it on foot, and Amsterdam is a particularly good city for walking and soaking in the culture! Here are five places for a lovely stroll. Rembrandtpark Pop-Up City [https://popupcity.net/neigborhood-campsite-lets-locals-camp-in-nearby-parks/] Spread over 45 hectares, Rembrandtpark is an idyllic, family-friendly green space crisscrossed by walking and bike paths. More popular with locals than tourists, it’s surrounded by residential buildi
There’s no better way to see a city than to wander through it on foot, and Amsterdam is a particularly good city for walking and soaking in the culture! Here are five places for a lovely stroll.
Spread over 45 hectares, Rembrandtpark is an idyllic, family-friendly green space crisscrossed by walking and bike paths. More popular with locals than tourists, it’s surrounded by residential buildings, and full of ponds, lakes, and plenty of wildlife, including the petting zoo in the northwest corner.
Westerpark Sunday Market
There’s nothing better than a leisurely stroll through a local market, especially Amsterdam’s Sunday Market where designers, artists, and makers sell handcrafted goods. You’ll find a little bit of everything here, from unique housewares and vintage items to one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces, jewelry, and clothes. Don’t skimp when it comes to shopping fuel; there are delicious organic food outposts to enjoy (both outdoor stalls and indoor cafes adjacent to the market). Note: Sunday Market rotates between three separate locations, so check the website for confirmed dates.
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
Smack dab in the city center, the Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Originally created as a garden for medicinal plants for doctors and pharmacists, it contains over 6,000 plant species from all over the world, including a 2000-year-old agave cactus (!). Besides the three greenhouses and outdoor gardens, there’s a beautiful museum café, The Orangery, on a lush patio surrounded by rare plants – a wonderful place to relax and recharge. Entrance is 8.50 euros.
Amsterdam’s largest city park, and the most famous park in the Netherlands, Vondelpark is 47 gorgeous hectares of greenspace, trees, concert venues, and playgrounds beloved by tourists and Amsterdammers alike. South of the Leidesplein and close to the Rijksmuseum, it’s usually packed with picnickers, joggers, dog walkers, rollerskaters, sunbathers, lovers, and people just lounging around on the (well-cared for) grass.
Covering the square once known as Vlooienburg (Flea Town), Waterlooplein Flea Market is just one of the many open-air markets that’s ideal for bargaining and treasure hunting. You will find vendors that offer an assortment of goods and knick-knacks, so take your time as you wander the aisles. They are filled with second-hand clothes, art, books, electronics, vintage furniture, antique goods, designer knockoffs, and more. Open every day except Sunday. Pro-tip: You’ll find quick bites such as falafel sandwiches and frites around the market’s periphery.