- Type: Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Located southwest of the city center, Vondelpark is the favorite leafy retreat of just about everyone. According to Fodor's, "Vondelpark is the place where sun is worshipped, joints are smoked, beer is quaffed, picnics are luxuriated over, bands are grooved to, dogs are walked, balls are kicked, lanes are biked, jogged, and rollerbladed on, and bongos are bonged."
Ponds, fields and playgrounds are connected by winding paths, which also run by an open-air theater, a rollerblade rental, several cafes and a range of statues and sculptures. Most recent travelers say they enjoyed people-watching and picnicking at the park, but one visitor recommends not visiting after dark, saying it was a bit scary. Open dawn to dusk, you can take a number of trams, including 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12, to get there.