I really love the Vondelpark, it is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and certainly the most famous park in the Netherlands. It is so popular that it attracts on average about 10 million visitors every year.
Despite the huge amount of people the enjoy the park, it never feels too busy. The full running distance of the park is approximately 3.3 Km. I thoroughly enjoyed my running sessions in the park each Sunday morning.
The Vondelpark Openluchttheater is an open-air theatre with shows from June until August. There are performances of classical music, pop music, world music, dance, musical theatre, and cabaret. In the summer at the park’s bandstand. Other attractions are the statue of the poet Vondel, the cast iron music dome, the Groot Melkhuis with a playground for children, and the historical Pavilion with its restaurant Vertigo, opening in summer a popular terrace.
A lovely gem in the park is a venue called The Rose, which is located inside a beautiful old building set just aside of the Vondelpark and Museumplein. This impressive 19th-century villa has much to offer. “De Roos” (the Rose) is a not-for-profit centre for personal and spiritual development.
With over 70 lessons every week, they offer courses and workshops on all kinds of topics, from daily yoga and meditation lessons to networking and presentation skills, singing, astrology this is a chilled our venue which is worth checking out. Should you find yourself needed a moment to chill out, there is even a meditation room.
It’s also the perfect quiet spot to do some quiet work, with strong wifi , homemade cake and lovely coffees, it’s a lovely spot if you want to get away from the beaten track and enter a world of tranquillity. Want to know more? Have a look their Facebook page or the online agenda.