The Amsterdam Forest

Visit this enchanting urban forest

The Amsterdam Forest in Amstelveen is a beautiful city park with countless opportunities for recreation. Three times larger than New York's Central Park, with an endless network of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riding. Take a dip in one of the natural swimming ponds, explore the extensive canoe network, discover extraordinary plants and animals or enjoy international festivals and performances in the Amsterdam Forest.

4 things to see and do in and around the Amsterdam Forest

Walking and Cycling Amsterdam Forest

With 50 kilometres of cycle path and seven walking routes through different parts of the forest, the Amsterdamse Forest is a wonderful place for hikers and cyclists. Rent a bike at the entrance to the Forest or explore all the hiking trails.

Exercising in the Amsterdam Forest - Swimming, canoeing or rowing. Running, horse riding, hockey or cricket. Individually or as a club. The Amsterdam Forest is a wonderful green location for sports and games.

A good place to start: Visitors' Centre 'De Boswinkel'

Start your visit to the Amsterdamse Forest in the Boswinkel. It is the reception and information desk for the forest. You’ll find everything you need to make your day in the Amsterdamse Forest a success. Special excursions and activities are also regularly organised.

What's On in the Forest

The Amsterdamse Bostheater

Unique performances amongst the greenery and under the stars. Culture and nature come together in the Bostheater in the Amsterdam Forest. Every summer, the Bostheater programme offers a modern adaptation of a classic play. The Bostheater also hosts concerts by top Dutch and international artists. Enjoy music, theatre and children's performances in the open air.

More about The Amsterdamse Bostheater

Scottish highlanders in the Amsterdam Forest

In winter and summer you can spot Scottish Highlanders in the Amsterdamse Forest. Be surprised by these impressive animals during your walk in the Amstersamse forest.

See where to spot them