Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): The Amsterdam Forest

The Amsterdam Forest
Do you want to experience something else than the overcrowded tourist attractions of Amsterdam? Visit the Amsterdam Forest in the Netherlands! This park is a nice getaway and just located outside Amsterdam. It is a perfect place for a one-day visit and easy to reach by bicycle. The nature is beautiful and there are plenty of fun things to do! This post will describe 10 recreation activities and explain a bit about the forest and how to get there.

Location and history

The Amsterdam Forest (Amsterdamse Bos) is a large park just outside Amsterdam. It has been planned and arranged, so it contains some facilities like restaurants, expeditions, and sport facilities. The park is a very good mix of nature, recreation, and relaxation. It is also one of the biggest parks of Europe! 

Nature and wildlife

The nature of the Amsterdam Forest is really beautiful and diverse. Next to the lakes, forest, and grassland, you can find plenty of wildlife. Try to spot the Scottish highlander cows, the marsh harrier, or one of the plenty bird species. I was lucky to spot some of the Scottish highlander cows! =)

Recreation – 10 activities

You can do a lot of fun things while visiting the Amsterdam Forest:

1. Picknick

It is a park, so how about a Picknick?! Cycle from Amsterdam to the Amsterdam Forest, bring some lunch, and enjoy the food while spending time in nature. Open fire is not allowed, but you can bring a barbecue grill if you like to.

2. Horse riding

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Guide Name: The Amsterdam Forest
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Amsterdam Forest  
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