Spring is in the air so I thought it would be perfect to write about Vondelpark. The Vondelpark is around the corner from our hotel and I have many nice memories of the park from my childhood. For example, there is the so-called "the climbing tree," where you can climb. I'm sure every child in Amsterdam knows this tree. Johan and I played there a lot. Our elementary school was temporarily on the other side of the Vondelpark because our current location was under construction. For that reason, we used to cycle through Vondelpark every day.
What is there for you to do or see these days?
For starters, it's the biggest park in Amsterdam. Many people love to run, bike or just walk around there. In the summer, you can enjoy free concerts and theater in the "open-air theater." In the park you will also find some cafes and restaurants.
For example, go to "Brouwerij 'T IJ" for tasty beers. This is the brewery where the three of us like to get together for a beer. And for your information. this is a very special place for my mother. Because this is where she met her husband. This place used to be called "The Blue Tea House." So go check it out and have a few nice beers and maybe you will meet the love of your life there, like my mother did.
Next we have "The Vondel Garden." It is a nice place with a big garden where you can have something to eat or drink. This place is the farthest from the entrance near our hotel. This is also good to know about the Vondelpark. It has many different entrances.
Vondelpark 3 has a beautiful building with a large terrace where you can sit and have something to eat. If you like more luxury and comfort, this is definitely a place for you. But it is also always possible to find the hot dog car in the park for a quick bite.
I hope you enjoy the spring in the Vondelpark in Amsterdam!