"More Amsterdam" Vondelpark by pieter_jan_v

Vondelpark Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 39 photos

Amsterdam's best known park

I started this space, because I ran out of space at my Amsterdam page and I used the Vondelpark location to create more travelogues. After VT made it possible to create more than 8 T-logues at a Travel Guide I moved all these T-logues to my AMsterdam Travel Guide.

Of course I'll introduce this lovely park to you as well.

The story of the Park

The Vondelpark was born from a private initiative led by C.P. van Eeghen, president of the National Bank. At that time the area was a moor, partly scheduled to be used for the construction of a railway station
The architect J.D. Zocher designed the first park called Nieuw Park (New Park).
In 1865 the first part of the park was opened to the public.
In 1867 a statue of Vondel was placed and soon the name changed into Vondelpark.
In 1875 the architect's son Louis Paul Zocher took over and in 1877 the park was completed.
Since 1953 the park is owned by the City of Amsterdam.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Green spot in Amsterdam
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:An oasis of rest in busy Amsterdam
  • Last visit to Vondelpark: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • dorothyblue's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Thank you Pieter....for those pictures.I īm missing Amsterdam..

  • VincentJJ's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2010 at 6:44 AM

    What a nice VT-mini-meet photoserie Feb.15th P.J.! Till a next meet......

  • Igraine's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    Revamping an old t-logue??? You can see in the pics that it was a terribly cold day!!

  • leics's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    I had a super day.........even though it was not just my coat which was blue! :-) Thank you so much PJ and Swanet (and lovely to meet Ingrid again for the meal too). :-)) J

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2009 at 5:18 AM

    Still looking for that beach you mentioned PJ.....but got sidetracked here looking at your wonderful vt meets matey :o) Good stuff!! Hugs xx

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Thanks so much for a wonderful evening. See you in Belgium!

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    leuke travelogue! Koos is nog bezig met z'n film

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    Hallo P J Thanks Very nice pic's and very fast as usual Bedankt meneer Vink

  • zuriga's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2009 at 7:14 AM

    Thanks for sending the photos. You have been one busy guy. :-)

  • GopalBasyal's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2008 at 9:16 AM

    Your pages are so impressive and useful. Very Goood.

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