At 120 acres, Vondelpark is the largest park in Amsterdam, very popular and centrally located — less than 1km away from Museumplain (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and the concert hall). There are lovely paths and gardens, an open air theater, statue of the poet Vondel, the cast iron music dome, the Groot Melkhuis with playground for children, and the historical Pavilion with the Vertigo restaurant. A tour of the park’s outer paths is 2.5 miles.
A wonderful combination run is to add Rembrandtpark, which makes for a 5.5 mile loop. Rembrandtpark also has lovely ponds, playgrounds, walking and biking paths, the oldest petting zoo in Amsterdam…and some small hills! There’s a good connection in our map.