Amsterdam parks & nature

For such a small city, Amsterdam is bursting with green. Discover where to spot wildlife, the best place for a picnic or get to know the city from the water. If you’re up for a short trip out of town, you can hike through the dunes or marvel at the rainbow hues of the flower bulb fields.

The great outdoors in Amsterdam

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Parks & gardens

Trees, ponds and flowers surround you and the sounds of the city are far away... Come experience the green side of Amsterdam! There are over thirty pa...
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Apart from the pigeons on Dam square, you might not really be expecting to encounter much wildlife in Amsterdam. The Dutch Capital does have a few exo...
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Nature lovers

You might be surprised to discover Amsterdam has plenty to offer nature lovers. Visitors to Amsterdam can find a variety of flora and fauna in beautif...
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Flowers of Amsterdam

If you're lucky enough to visit Amsterdam in spring, don't miss a visit to the nearby flower-growing region. Read our guide to the breathtaking fields...
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Day trips from Amsterdam

To truly experience Amsterdam, be sure to head out beyond the borders of the city centre and explore the wider Amsterdam Area with these top day trip ...
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Amsterdam Beach

When the temperatures soar in Amsterdam, sun-seekers flock to the Dutch coast and the beaches to bask on the sands and soak up the vibrant nightlife. ...
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Rustic retreats and natural treats

Find yourself and much more in the wilder expanses of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area's 'New Land'. The two main polders that make up the province of ...
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Top 5 spots for boating around Amsterdam

The Water Rat from Wind in the Willows was perfectly right when he said: ‘There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply m...
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10 tips for a sustainable trip to Amsterdam

With its tree-lined canals, famous parks and some 400km of cycle lanes, an eco-conscious attitude is deeply ingrained in Amsterdam’s way of life. Expe...
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