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November 17

A Breath of Fresh Air in ‘Oosterpark’

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Why go to Dam Square, when you have Amsterdam East at your feet? The Eastern district is full of hidden treasures. Get on your bike, cycle around and see what our neighbours have to offer. Oosterpark is just one of those hidden gems, offering a breath of fresh air amongst humongous trees and a break from the busy city life.

After a full year of renovations, Oosterpark has recently opened it’s gates to the public again. The park has managed to double in size and now contains everything from local residents to a tropical museum. All of this and it’s neighbours in East contribute to making the park very lively and local, with school kids using it as their jungle gym and locals pretending it’s their backyard. 


When walking around the park it’s clear that it is rich in culture and art. It contains 19 sculptures throughout the whole park all in different styles and some dating all the way back to 1836. Each year memorials are held at the two monuments that can also be found in the park. One of the monuments is the national slavery monument marking the end of slavery in Holland on the first of July 1863.


Take a stroll, feed the ducks, meet some locals and enjoy the fresh air!

How to get there from Volkshotel
Hire a bike at reception, or simply walk this 10 minute route to Oosterpark. Follow the Wibautstraat towards the Albert Heijn. When at the first big cross roads, cross the Wibautstraat and walk along the “Eerste Oosterparkstraat”, until you hit the park.

// Find a map of the sculptures & monuments in the park right here.


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