The nooks and crannies of Amsterdam are punctuated by parks and green spaces. Local favourites, lesser-known treasures – once you start to look, these inner-city havens are everywhere.
A moment’s pause in the bustle of the business district. Sunbathing in picturesque canalside gardens. Skateboarding, rowing, running and strolling. Stretching out with shoes and socks off, feeling the grass between your toes.
This photo collection captures spaces often forgotten amidst the tourist attractions of the city. Take a breath of fresh air and wander into a whole other Amsterdam.
Vondelpark – Zuid, Amsterdam
Cyclists pass by an ice cream truck in Vondelpark
Picasso in Vondelpark
A couple relax by the water in Vondelpark
One of Vondelpark’s picturesque footbridges
Frederik Hendrik Plantsoen – West, Amsterdam
Sculptures at Frederik Hendrik Plantsoen
Westerpark – West, Amsterdam
Sunshine-yellow daffodils brighten Westerpark
The Westerpark Boerderij petting farm
Westerpark’s former gas containers have been transformed into tranquil lakes
Nelson Mandelapark – Zuid-Oost, Amsterdam
Nelson Mandelapark is a peaceful spot to bring your dog
Amstelpark – Zuid, Amsterdam
Cherry blossom flourishes in Amstelpark
Elandsgracht – Jordaan, Amsterdam
A statue of Dutch musician Manke Niels sits by Elandsgracht
A swing in the Elandsgracht park
Elandsgracht offers benches and a small playground