Amsterdam and surroundings

Discover and experience the surroundings of Citycamping Het Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdam is located in the heart of the Netherlands and is therefore obviously ideal for getting around in our beautiful country. We have already made a list of famous "this must see" places in the vicinity of our vibrant capital city, where Amsterdam really comes alive.

Dive into history and visit the Secret Annex in which Anne Frank hid during the Second World War. Discover what it's like during the Flower Auction in Aalsmeer. Are you a soccer fan or Ajax fan? Then the Johan Cruijff ArenA is a great tip! Do you like to go out by bike to enjoy nature and discover the surroundings? Then take a look at the Cycling Route Network. Don't forget the Amsterdamse Bos! For cheese, clogs and souvenirs go to the 150 year old farm Clara Maria. Are you looking for a fun and educational outing with the kids? Then go to Science Center Nemo in Amsterdam. Are you an art lover? Then of course we recommend the Van Gogh Museum. But don't forget our capital city: Amsterdam!

Check out the outings in the surroundings of our vacation park in Amstelveen, below!

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House

Amsterdam

The story of Anne Frank, the Secret Annex and her diary. Discover her story and visit the Anne Frank House where she was immersed in occupied Holland. 

Artis

Artis

Amsterdam

ARTIS. Stroll among the shady trees, admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars, enjoy our heritage. Visit ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo and experience nature right in the city centre. 

Cinemas

Cinemas

Do you want to relax or having some bad weather? No worries, go see a movie with the family! You can reach Vue cinemas Purmerend within 20 minutes and there is free parking. We can also recommend Pathé Cinema Zaandam if you want to visit a larger cinema. This cinema is 35 minutes away from our resort. You can park in the covered garage for a fee.

LoL

LoL

Aalsmeer

Take the family for a fun day out at this 'cave', an atmospheric cavern offering three great activities in one place: Play Paradise, Trampoline Park (JumpXL) and Glow Golf.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Amsterdam

Inside the famous Amsterdam wax statues attraction you will meet the stars, royals and many more celebrities. Step into the heart of the amazing world of Madame Tussauds.

Rent a boat

Rent a boat

Amsterdam

For already 10 years Boot Huren Amsterdam has organized unique boat tours in the canals of Amsterdam. For groups from 2 to 600 people. Discover quickly what's possible!

Park & Ride

Park & Ride

Amsterdam

There are various possibilities to park your car cheaply on the outskirts of Amsterdam. From there you can then easily travel to the city center by public transportation.

Zaandam

Zaandam

Zaandam is a city located north of Amsterdam. Here you will also find the famous outdoor attraction ''Zaanse Schans''. Furthermore, the renewed mall also offers enough shopping fun and you can visit one of the three museums.

Fun Forest

Fun Forest

Amstelveen

Come climb and clamber safely at the Amsterdam forest at Climbing park Fun Forest, lots of fun for all ages.

NEMO

NEMO

Amsterdam

Science Center NEMO takes you into the world of those everyday things that still are very special. Every visitor, young or old, can experience scientific knowledge here. After a visit to NEMO, you will look at the world through new eyes. Photo: Digidaan

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum, is the largest and most important national museum of The Netherlands. It is situated between the Stadhouderskade en the Museumplein, in Amsterdam-Zuid. In its over 200 halls, it offers an overview of the Dutch art and history. Among others, the collection consists of works of the 17th century Dutch masters Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals. Photo: John Lewis Marshall

Rolling Kitchens

Rolling Kitchens

Amsterdam

Here you will find dozens of mobile eateries which together form one large open-air restaurant. This takes place annually in the Westergasfabriek Amsterdam.

Royal Flora Holland

Royal Flora Holland

Aalsmeer

Flower auction Aalsmeer also called Royal Flora Holland. You have to get up early for it, but that is more than worth a visit to the auction. Auctioning flowers and plants is a fascinating sight!

Johan Cruijff ArenA

Johan Cruijff ArenA

Amsterdam

Since 14 August 1996, the Netherlands has had a multifunctional stadium in Amsterdam. Johan Cruijff ArenA is the home of AFC Ajax. Various events take place here, from soccer games to concerts, from dinner to kick-off, everything is possible!

Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans

Zaandam

The Zaanse Schans is a unique living-working neighborhood with several museums, such as windmill, Old Dutch crafts, canal cruises and museums. The Zaanse Schans offers young and old a variety of experiences.

Cycling routes

Cycling routes

Kleine Noorddijk, Amstelveen

A handy site for those who want to discover the area by bike. Here you can compose your own cycling route, determine the number of kilometers and enjoy a versatile North Holland with its varied and vast landscape.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam

Discover the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. Nowhere else in the world is it possible to see so many paintings by Vincent van Gogh together. 

Farm & Clog factory Clara Maria

Farm & Clog factory Clara Maria

Amstelveen

The best-kept secret from the polder! In the polder landscape southwest of Amsterdam is the 150 year old farm Clara Maria. Here you really imagine yourself back in time. In the original stable are now delicious Gouda cheeses and wooden clogs made according to traditional methods. 

Alkmaar

Alkmaar

Alkmaar

Above all Alkmaar is the cheese-town of Holland. During the season (from the first Friday in April up to and including the first Friday in September) a traditional cheese market is being held here on Friday morning from 10.00 o'clock till 12.30 o'clock . The cheeses are being sold by the merchants by means of clapping hands. 

Cheese Market

Cheese Market

Alkmaar

Every year between March and September there is a cheese market every Friday at the Waagplein in Alkmaar with a special spectacle of carrying cheese carriers.

The Rembrandt House Museum

The Rembrandt House Museum

Amsterdam

Visit the house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658. Between 1606 and 1607 this building was built in what was then called the Sint-Anthonisbreestraat. The name Jodenbreestraat is from a later date. Discover the house, the exhibitions and meet Rembrandt.

Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdamse Bos

Amstelveen

The park is located in the famous "Amsterdamse Bos". This is your recreation / nature reserve with lots of possibilities. Within walking and cycling distance you will find a pancake house, goat farm, canoe rental, bike rental, riding stables, indoor pool and fishing opportunities. For all possibilities in the Amsterdamse Bos read more!

Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Because of the relationship between De Nieuwe Kerk and the Hermitage, created by the many contacts during the organization of major exhibitions, the director of De Nieuwe Kerk, Ernst Veen, came up with the idea for a branch of the Russian museum in Amsterdam, inspired by the 300-year-old historical link between the two cities. 

Volendam

Volendam

Volendam

Volendam, the beautiful fishing village at the Ijsselmeer, with its traditional costumes and dresses, as well as music and fish. Little houses in the labyrinth behind the harbor, souvenir shops, which are open seven days a week. Restaurants with a typical Volendam atmosphere, where an important part of the menu consists of fish. Coming right out of the water fresh into your tray.

Swimming and children's pools

Swimming and children's pools

Het Amsterdamse Bos

At several places you can swim in the Amsterdamse Bos. For the little ones there are two children's pools. There is also an official swimming location in the Bos: the Grote Vijver has a separate swimming area. 

Goat farm

Goat farm

Het Amsterdamse Bos

On a beautiful spot, in the middle of the Amsterdamse Bos lies the goat farm Ridammerhoeve. Besides goats there are also chickens, pigs, cows and horses. Visitors are welcome to take a look!

Pancake farm

Pancake farm

Het Amsterdamse Bos

Take a beautiful forest walk in the Amsterdamse Bos and eat delicious pancakes at Boerderij Meerzicht or just a quick meal in the lunch break of work. One thing is for sure, those two things just belong together; the beautiful nature and such a delicious pancake.

Playground islands

Playground islands

Het Amsterdamse Bos

The islands in the Grote Vijver of the Amsterdamse Bos form an adventurous play forest for children. There is an exciting water play area and the islands are accessible with wobbly footbridges and a self-service ferry. There is also room to build cabins, have a picnic or lie in the sun. 

Sup and more

Sup and more

Het Amsterdamse Bos

Jump on a surfboard and move yourself with a paddle that will take you through the water on either side. Sup & Meer is a Stand Up Paddle Floating Club located on the Nieuwe Meer in the Amsterdamse Bos.

Ferry New Lake

Ferry New Lake

Het Amsterdamse Bos

From mid-April to mid-October, two ferries sail over the Nieuwe Meervan and to the Amsterdamse Bos: Veerpont Nieuwe Meer ferry and bicycle and foot ferry 'Ome Piet'.

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