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Amsterdamse Bos Water Bikes
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Nature and active in Amstelveen

There’s nothing like a day out in the open air, filled with sports and fun. Luckily, Amstelveen has a wealth of opportunities that will suit every taste. Cycle through the lush greenery of the Amsterdam Forest or take to the water, or, if you’d rather push yourself to the limit, climb into the treetops or challenge your friends to a tennis match. The world is your oyster.


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Grab a rental or bring your own steel steed and enjoy a ride through the Amsterdamse Bos. The tranquil setting of the park is perfect for a bike ride and is also the most convenient way to get around as the park itself spans 1,000 hectares. With great biking lane infrastructure and many amenities, a forest ride can easily become a choose-your-own adventure.

SUP rental

A woman on a stand-up paddleboard at the port @ Weesp
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Get out on the water with a SUP rental that will take you onto the Nieuwe Meer. With options that include an accompanied lesson or your own free time, you can get the most out of a good weather day and get a full body workout at the same time. You can rent a SUP at Sum & Meer.

Amsterdamse Bos Canoe rental

Rental canoes and water bikes are available on the large playground at the Open Air Theater. You can follow two canoe routes that have been marked with coloured poles along the waterways of the forest. With arrangements that start from an hour, the canoes have room for up to 3 people. Special floating terraces are also available, perfect for a group outing.

Tennis, padel and squash

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You will find many tennis courts and amenities surrounding the Amsterdam Forest and in Amstelveen. Venture to the Sportcentrum Amstelpark for a massive playground with no fewer than 36 tennis courts. You can also check out the Tennis Club Amsterdam or the Tennis club Amsterdamse Bos.

Klimbos Fun Forest

Last but not least, the Fun Forest climbing park is perfect for some adventurous and rigorous exercise. With over 10 climbing routes that stretch from 2,5 and up to 15 meters in height, there are levels for everyone’s level of fitness and bravery. The park is open to children from 6 years and is the perfect challenge for new and experienced climbers. It is also included in the I amsterdam City Card.