Hortus Botanicus – Amsterdam’s answer to botanical bliss

Experience tranquil surroundings in the heart of the busy city centre. Located in the Plantage district Hortus Botanicus is a great outing for all ages and includes a three-climate greenhouse and a butterfly greenhouse. For a more impressive and picture perfect outing we recommend a summer visit when the garden is in full bloom.

Originating at the close of the 19th century as a petite oasis for Amsterdam’s working classes, the current Westerpark encompasses a generous 35 acres, stretching west of the capital’s central core to Sloterdijk Station. Beautifully restored from the ashes of a dismantled gasworks, the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek, as it is locally known, showcases the renowned brilliance of Dutch design and provides a unique environment for a memorable Amsterdam encounter.

Vondelpark – A morning stroll through Amsterdam’s most popular park

Attracting around 10 million visitors every single year, and situated to the south of the famous Museumplein, the Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest and most popular city park. Offering a huge variety of action and entertainment, such as an open air theatre, children’s playgrounds, a selection of fine restaurants and picturesque scenery, Vondelpark is definitely worthy of a visit.