- Places to Explore
- Travel Tips
- Fodor's Choice
Just beyond the Jordaan is one of contemporary Amsterdam's most cherished spaces. It's a park, first and foremost, with lawns, playgrounds, water fountains, a fabulous designer paddling pool, and a couple of tennis courts. Here you'll also find the sprawling terrain of the city's old gas works—the Westergasfabriek. Cafés, galleries, clubs, and a great arthouse cinema occupy the former industrial landscape that has been lovingly detoxed, replanted, and refurbed, building by building. And even more delightfully (and unlike the Vondelpark), behind it lies some natural wilderness with a community farm, a children's farm, a natural playground for kids, and some polder areas with footpaths between them. Plus a lovely late-19th-century cemetery.
- 80 Degrees: Fodor's Helps You Find Your Best Beach Vacation Spots
- Fodor's Go List 2014: Where we are going in 2014
- World Cup Fever: Start planning your trip to Brazil!
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards: Check out the winners of 2013
- Weekend Getaways: Fodor's Recommends the Best Weekend Escapes in the US
- Great American Vacation: Find Your Next U.S. Trip with Fodor's
I'm a little late in getting to it - our trip was in April 2013 - but I would like to share my trip report for all the wonderful Fodorites who helped in the planning (Thank You, Thank You!!), for all future Read more
We saw London, we saw France and lots more.
Day 1 (9/18) Amsterdam
Well I have put off this trip report long enough so here goes. I am writing this to pay forward the help and advice which I received from Read more
The internet is flush with tales of the mosquitos in Amsterdam, particularly near the canals. Read more
· News & Features
Amsterdam has an incredible past, enticing sights, and tasty cuisine. ... Read more
The Netherlands' charming capital city has a bit of everything—bikes and bars, cafes and canals,... Read more
From romantic, three-course meals to carefully crafted cocktails, Amsterdam's best canal cruises go above... Read more