I’ve selected some of the best nature spots in Amsterdam for you
Enjoy a nature tour in Amsterdam with a biologist and certified nature guide. The Vondelpark, Beatrixpark and Amsterdam Forest are amongst the chosen locations.
1 pair of breeding storks, 5 thousand trees, and 10 million human visitors a year. Explore the secrets of Amsterdam’s most famous park.
Named after the former queen, this park was part of a work project to face growing unemployment. It houses a medicinal garden created for the Floriade exhibition in 1972.
Amsterdam’s most recent park. An example of how a recreational area can be created while favouring the city’s biodiversity.
Roughly three times larger than Central Park, this forest was created to provide Amsterdam’s inhabitants with a green recreational area. Its creation was part of a huge employment project starting in 1934, with the last tree being planted in 1970, after a long period of stagnation caused by the Second World War. It is now a mature forest with a diverse landscape which provides habitat for many flora and fauna species.
On the northern banks of the Nieuwe Meer lies a wild natural area, tamed only by grazing Scottish Highland cattle. With its diversified soils and typical vegetation it shows a variety of landscapes right next to each other: willow forest, reed-swamp, carr and sandy areas with dune vegetation.