Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Woods (Amsterdamse Bos)

Three times the size of New York’s Central Park, Amsterdamse Bos is a large and lovely park southwest of the city and near the airport. There’s a large number of nature paths. It’s about 9 miles around the perimeter. Highlights include the 2.3 bucolic paths around De Poel lake, and 3.1 miles around the Bosbaan rowing lake. There’s a spa sport hotel in the area, and after your run, enjoy pancakes at Meerzicht Farm. The city also has designated routes: 5 km along the Bosbaan, 10 km for half a lap of the Bos or full lap the Bos for a half marathon. All three routes start at the Boswinkel and partly incorporate the same paths. This interactive map has lots of information and options to select trails/routes.

This is a great running option right near the airport. Can be combined with Kalfjeslaan/Buitenveldert. Also, a good starting point or side trip is the 1928 Olympic Stadium.

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Essentials
  • ~14 km around perimeter, 3.7 km around De Poel Lake, 5 km around Bosbaan
  • Flat
  • good parking lot in park. Olympic Stadium nearby.