water

Water is a huge part of Amsterdam’s landscape so it’s no wonder that life here is so closely entwined with it. Cruising on the canals is a favourite for young and old and is taken to another level during King’s Day and Amsterdam Gay Pride, swimming is a treat whether it’s in the sea or a city pool, there’s a wide variety of water sports on offer, and there are large-scale boating events like SAIL and HISWA.

Amsterdam canal tours

The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and recla...

Swimming pools

Visit one of Amsterdam’s many swimming pools for an active day out with the whole family. In addition to large pools for swimming laps, most of these ...
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Westerpark

Westerpark
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Located in Amsterdam West, the Westerpark is a wonderful place to walk, skate, relax or have a picnic with friends. This green exp...
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Vondelpark

Vondelpark
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
The Vondelpark is Amsterdam's most popular park, attracting thousands of tourists, residents and everyone in between every day.

Amstelpark

Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 1
1082 LT AMSTERDAM
Located the southern edge of Amsterdam, Amstelpark is an expansive park filled with a multitude of flower gardens, a playground an...
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Sarphatipark

Sarphatipark
1072 PB AMSTERDAM
Just around the corner from the bustling Albert Cuyp market, the Sarphatipark is a green oasis in the heart of the city with a pon...
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Rembrandtpark

Orteliuskade 57
1057 AL AMSTERDAM
Located in Amsterdam West, the Rembrandtpark is an ideal place to sit out in the sun and enjoy a picnic. The park is a green oasis...

IJmuiderslag beach

IJmuiderslag
1974 VW IJMUIDEN
IJmuiderslag’s wide, peaceful beach is located just south of the IJmuiden aan Zee beach. On part of the beach it’s possible for do...

IJmuiden aan Zee beach

Kennemerstrand 174
1976 GA IJMUIDEN
IJmuiden aan Zee has one of the nicest beaches in the Noord Holland province. The extraordinarily wide beach has four pavilions th...
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Oosterpark

Oosterpark
1092 AT AMSTERDAM
The Oosterpark is a large city park located in Amsterdam Oost. This open green space is filled with ponds and streams, a wading po...