Vondelpark in Amsterdam

Vondelpark in Amsterdam

Vondelpark is a city park nearby the centre of Amsterdam. The park was founded by citizens led by Christiaan Pieter van Eeghen and opened in 1865 under the name New Park.

 

In 1867 a sculpture of the poet and playwright Joost van den Vondel by the sculptor Louis Rover was installed in the park and people started using the name Vondelpark.

 

The last phase of landscaping and adjustments of Vondelpark by Louis Paul Zocher and his son took place between 1875 and 1877 when the park designed in the English style expanded to today's area of 47 ha. During the hippies era in the 60s the park became the symbol of a place where everything is possible and allowed.

 

Nowadays the lawn in the park nearby the centre of Amsterdam is used as a playground and has many cycling routes. There is a film museum at the edge of the park. Young people also meet in Vondelpark and, in Amsterdam, this goes hand in hand with smoking marihuana.

25.3.2011 | Prague guide | Nature |
Vondelpark is a city park nearby the centre of Amsterdam.
Vondelpark is a city park nearby the centre of Amsterdam.
Vondelpark is a city park nearby the centre of Amsterdam.
Vondelpark is a city park nearby the centre of Amsterdam.
Vondelpark is a city park nearby the centre of Amsterdam.
Vondelpark is a city park nearby the centre of Amsterdam.
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