Talking about parks in Amsterdam people always mention the Vondelpark. An absolutely beautiful park of course but there are many more stunning ones in this city and the Westerpark is one of them! Located in the western part of Amsterdam this park is a bit off route considering the city highlights but it’s definitely worth a visit.
I love to go here for a family bbq or if I want to go for a run. For me this is the perfect option because I don’t like massive crowds that come to the Vondelpark. There are a lot of trees which provide shade but also one big open space in the middle. Plus you can find all kinds of restaurants and cafés (like Pacific Parc) and even a public farm hidden between the trees so go and explore.
I also like to go to the supermarket and stock up on picnic goods and just lay down on the grass with friends; ultimate relaxation. During the summer there are a lot of open air festivals here and in the winter they use the old gas factory for hosting parties or tv-recordings. In other words there’s enough to do here, so I’m always able to find some excuse to visit this park!
Tip: Every first Sunday of the month (next is Oct 5th) there is a big market here where you can shop for art, fashion and design! Check out the Sunday Market’s website for more info.