Squares, Parks and Playgrounds
The Vondelpark is the largest city park in Amsterdam. Opened in 1865, the park was first named Originally the park was named the "Nieuwe Park", but later is was renamed to "Vondelpark", after the 17th-century author Joost van den Vondel.
The Vondelpark is loved by Amsterdammers as well as by tourists. In the park is an open-air theatre, a playground and several horeca facilities. It is always full of people enjoying the sun, running, walking dogs and listening to music.