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Category:Experience Dutch nature

Picnic in the park

This summer, go for a wonderful picnic at a city park in Holland. You can bring your own picnic basket or rent one filled with Dutch delicacies. Dutch city parks are wonderful places that allow you to find some cool shade on a hot summer day.

  • Discover the best city parks in Holland.
  • Rent a picnic basket at Amsterdam’s Vondelpark.
  • Enjoy a green oasis in the bustling city.
Every big city in Holland boasts a wonderful city park where people go for a picnic or even a barbecue on hot summer nights, particularly in the weekend. Bring your own basket or rent a picnic basket filled with Dutch delicacies! View our selection here!

The 7 best city parks in Holland

1. Vondelpark in Amsterdam

A wonderful park in the city centre of Amsterdam. Go here for a picnic or settle down at one of the welcoming terraces. You could even have a barbecue in the designated areas. Go to the Vertigo brasserie for a well-filled picnic basket.

2. Amsterdamse Bos in Amsterdam

Just outside the city centre lies one of the world’s biggest city parks. The perfect place for a walk, tree climbing, cycling, a game of tennis, renting a canoe or just relaxing in the grass.

3. Paleistuin in The Hague

This beautiful park is located behind the Royal Stables, Noordeinde Palace and the lively centre of The Hague. You can rent a picnic basket at Prinse & Co near the Paleistuin.

4. Westbroekpark in The Hague

Explore the wonderful rose garden and have high tea or lunch at de Waterkant, a romantic tea house. The children will have a great time in the playground or on the mini golf course.

5. Pandhof van de Dom in Utrecht

This hidden monastery garden can be found behind the Academy Building and Domkerk church. It is an oasis of peace filled with unique plants and herbs – the place to go for those who love gardens.

6. Park Lepelenburg in Utrecht

Located along the canals around the inner city. A lovely place to relax, play soccer or enjoy one of the regular music shows.

7. Kralingse Bos and Plas in Rotterdam

Go for a run, visit the golf course or go horseback riding around the Kralingse Plas lake. You will also find a petting zoo and pancake restaurant here. Just wonderful!

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