Explore the magic of the Dutch spring in these exquisite flower displays at the Keukenhof Garden.
Located the southern edge of Amsterdam, Great place to walk and picnic. It's a must see to slow down the pace to rest and relax from the busy city center. Recommend this park highly is an expansive park filled with a multitude of flower gardens, a playground various attractions for children, a café, a restaurant, two galleries and a mini-golf.
The park has been established in 1972, as one of the sites of the second world garden fair – Floriade. Since the fair – Floriade ended, the municipality strived to maintain some of it attractions, and today Amstelpark is on of the two most popular parks in Amsterdam.
If you exit the park through its back entry, direction Amsteldijk, you may see the flow of the river, a flat country landscape on another bank and you may walk right to a big, monumental Rieker windmill from 1636. Just behind the windmill, there is a small bronze monument of Rembrandt, who used to walk here out of Amsterdam along the river and make landscape drawings.
You may decide to walk further along the river direction south, after about 30 minutes you will reach a small village called Oudekerk.
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