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.

Canal cruising

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 ...

Blijburg aan Zee

Pampuslaan 501
1087 LA AMSTERDAM
Sandy beach by the water with a bohemian vibe in the eastern part of IJburg in Amsterdam. In the summer, take in the sun and sand,...
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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...

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...

Flevopark

Kramatweg
1095 KD AMSTERDAM
Flevopark is situated on the east side of Amsterdam. This large green park is the perfect place to relax, go for a jog, play some ...
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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...
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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.

Landschap Waterland

Noorderlaaik
1511 BX OOSTZAAN
The Waterland landscape is a scenic area located north of Amsterdam along the Markermeer (lake). Here you'll find green meadows, g...
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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...

Westeinderplassen

Kudelstaartseweg
1431 GA AALSMEER
Take to the water and enjoy an adventure boating on the lakes and through the network of channels that link the Westeinderplassen....