"Hike around De Poel, a small lake in Amstelveen" Amstelveen Off The Beaten Path Tip by Pijlmans
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This nice pool / small lake lies to the west of Amstelveen and is part of the forest "the Amsterdamse Bos".
It is possible to walk around De Poel, it takes about 1 hour. Convenient entrances are close to the city hall (Laan Nieuwer-Amstel 1) and at the Urbanus church in Bovenkerk (Noorddammerlaan).
There is also a "blossom park" along the way with a 175 m bamboo bridge and a picknick area with cherry trees.
In the winter, De Poel used to freeze over and was a popular place for ice-skating. However, it did not freeze over the last couple of years...Global warming?
The wooden shoe factory and tourist gift shop "Ratterman" can also be found at the Noorddammerlaan, as well as cafe/restaurant Silversant, a good place to relax after this enjoyable walk. See my other tips for more info.
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