Choose your starting point

The starting points are easily accessible by car and usually also by public transport. Parking is available and you will usually find good catering facilities nearby. At each starting point you will find an information board showing the nicest walking routes in the immediate vicinity. You can choose from an array of circular walks, with distances ranging from 2 to 12 km, all signposted in two directions with coloured arrows.

Prefer a longer walk?
Then a themed route is ideal.

Unpaved path (partly)
No dogs allowed
Closed during bird breeding season
Off-leash dogs allowed on part of this route
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Diemerbos Starting Point [TOP] foto
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Diemerbos Starting Point [TOP]

Diemerbos is a relatively young park, planted in the 1990s in the open Gemeenschapspolder. During construction, various tree trunks from 3,000 year-old bog oaks were found in the soil. These were

Driemond Starting point [TOP] foto
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Driemond Starting point [TOP]

Driemond is located in the Gemeenschapspolder area at the confluence of three rivers: the Gein, the Gaasp and the Smal Weesp. Originally the Smal Weesp was a tributary of the River Vecht, but the

Elsenhove Amstelveen Starting Point (touris transfer point) foto
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Elsenhove Amstelveen Starting Point (touris transfer point)

Elsenhove recreational area was built around the eponymous Speelboerderij (play farm). This landscape park is like the Amstelland landscape in miniature: a farm with elevated ‘higher grounds’

Fort aan de Drecht Starting Point (tourist transfer point) foto
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Fort aan de Drecht Starting Point (tourist transfer point)

Both the Fort aan de Drecht and the Fort bij De Kwakel slightly further along are part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam. This 120 km long line of defence around the capital was built at the end of

Gaasperplas Metro Starting Point foto
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Gaasperplas Metro Starting Point

You are now at the entrance of the Gaasperpark recreational area, south of the A9 which cuts through the middle of the Bijlmer housing estate. The Gaasperplas lake is a quarry, the sand of which was

Gaasperplas Zuidoever (Beach) Starting Point foto
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Gaasperplas Zuidoever (Beach) Starting Point

The Gaasperplas lake is a quarry, the sand of which was used for the construction of the Bijlmermeer district. In the early 1980s, the north side of the lake was transformed into a green Floriade, an

Geitenboerderij (Goat Farm) Starting Point foto
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Geitenboerderij (Goat Farm) Starting Point

The route takes you from the car park to the Ridammerhoeve, which has been operating as a goat farm since 1988. The biodynamic farm is a fun place for young and old, for everything from goat's ice

Heemparken (Botanical Parks) Starting Point foto
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Heemparken (Botanical Parks) Starting Point

The Amstelveen botanical parks are internationally known and visitors from near and far come to enjoy the wildflowers and plants. The first walking park was built shortly before the war along the

Kleine Poel Starting Point foto
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Kleine Poel Starting Point

On the banks of De Poel you will find a primeval landscape of marshes and birch forests that gives a glimpse of Amsterdam’s original ancient surroundings. At that time, the marshy peatland was