Best lake in Amsterdam

Check out the top lake in Amsterdam, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Vondelpark
1. Vondelpark
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1033 local reviews
Vondelpark, Amsterdam
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sedef
A very nice park with cafes, lakes, and grass areas for a picnic.
Alëna
Amsterdam's most iconic park, full of lakes, groomed trees, picnic areas, cosy cafes & cultural events year-ar…
Yaniv
The most famous park of Amsterdam, with gouges lakes and green spaces
1. Vondelpark
1. Vondelpark
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1033 local reviews
Vondelpark, Amsterdam
Sedef
Sedef
A very nice park with cafes, lakes, and grass areas for a picnic.
Alëna
Alëna
Amsterdam's most iconic park, full of lakes, groomed trees, picnic areas, cosy cafes & cultural events year-around.
Yaniv
Yaniv
The most famous park of Amsterdam, with gouges lakes and green spaces
2. Oosterpark Amsterdam
2. Oosterpark Amsterdam
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167 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Filippo
That's a neighbourhood park which is becoming every day more popoular. It's nice and it's perfect to relax, go…
Jenny
Recently renovated and very spacious, the monument of slavery, little lake
Edwin & Felipe
Beautiful and recently renovated park with nice lake. Perfect for a morning run or evening stroll along the la…
2. Oosterpark Amsterdam
2. Oosterpark Amsterdam
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167 local reviews
Filippo
Filippo
That's a neighbourhood park which is becoming every day more popoular. It's nice and it's perfect to relax, go for a run or get a cup of cof…
Jenny
Jenny
Recently renovated and very spacious, the monument of slavery, little lake
Edwin & Felipe
Edwin & Felipe
Beautiful and recently renovated park with nice lake. Perfect for a morning run or evening stroll along the lake.
3. Amsterdam Forest
3. Amsterdam Forest
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111 local reviews
Amsterdam Forest, Amstelveen
+31 20 545 6100
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Chen
Amsterdam's piece of nature. You can hike, run, bike, ride horses, swim, and even visit a goat's farm. Perfect…
Stela
A great park/forest to explore together with your family or friends. Several touristic farms with animals and …
Robert
I think one of my favourite spots of Amsterdam. A huge park where you can walk and bicycle for hours. In the m…
3. Amsterdam Forest
3. Amsterdam Forest
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111 local reviews
Amsterdam Forest, Amstelveen
+31 20 545 6100
Chen
Chen
Amsterdam's piece of nature. You can hike, run, bike, ride horses, swim, and even visit a goat's farm. Perfect for families with kids, but a…
Stela
Stela
A great park/forest to explore together with your family or friends. Several touristic farms with animals and pancake coffee-houses. You can…
Robert
Robert
I think one of my favourite spots of Amsterdam. A huge park where you can walk and bicycle for hours. In the middle there is a 1937 rowing l…
4. Eye Film Museum
4. Eye Film Museum
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202 local reviews
1 IJpromenade, Amsterdam-Noord
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+31 20 589 1400
MuseumMovie theaterRestaurant
Evert Jan
For the really good movies. Great views over lake IJ. And nice for lunch or a coffee!
Mariette
Museum of Dutch film/cinema. The building itself is worth the visit Has a nice restaurant with great view of t…
Bas
Eye film museum with nice restaurant/ cafe (with a waterfront view to the IJ)
4. Eye Film Museum
4. Eye Film Museum
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202 local reviews
1 IJpromenade, Amsterdam-Noord
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+31 20 589 1400
Evert Jan
Evert Jan
For the really good movies. Great views over lake IJ. And nice for lunch or a coffee!
Mariette
Mariette
Museum of Dutch film/cinema. The building itself is worth the visit Has a nice restaurant with great view of the harbor (IJ lake)
Bas
Bas
Eye film museum with nice restaurant/ cafe (with a waterfront view to the IJ)
5. Gaasperplas
5. Gaasperplas
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8 local reviews
Gaasperplas, Amsterdam Zuidoost
Natural feature
Rob
Nice lake surounded by a park. You can swim there in the summer. On walking distance of the appartment.
Sara
Nice park with a lake. Very close by my place.
Remco
Lovely lake near the park
5. Gaasperplas
5. Gaasperplas
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8 local reviews
Gaasperplas, Amsterdam Zuidoost
Rob
Rob
Nice lake surounded by a park. You can swim there in the summer. On walking distance of the appartment.
Sara
Sara
Nice park with a lake. Very close by my place.
Remco
Remco
Lovely lake near the park
6. Sloterplas
6. Sloterplas
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31 local reviews
Sloterplas, Amsterdam Nieuw-West
Natural featureEstablishment
Barry
Getting away from it all. Great walk along the lake (6,6 kilometers from our front door). Several options to h…
Helene
Its in front of my house :) In the summer there is a 'city beach' and you can relax on the side of the water. …
Robert
The lake has a nice bicycle- and pedestrians path all around. There are free water refill spots so bring your …
6. Sloterplas
6. Sloterplas
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31 local reviews
Sloterplas, Amsterdam Nieuw-West
Barry
Barry
Getting away from it all. Great walk along the lake (6,6 kilometers from our front door). Several options to have a drink. We walk this seve…
Helene
Helene
Its in front of my house :) In the summer there is a 'city beach' and you can relax on the side of the water. If you walk around the lake, i…
Robert
Robert
The lake has a nice bicycle- and pedestrians path all around. There are free water refill spots so bring your own bottle. Perfect distance f…
7. Durgerdam
7. Durgerdam
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14 local reviews
Durgerdam, Durgerdam
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Diederik
Beautifull old Dutch village alongside the lake. Great for a stroll on a sunny day.
Marike
Just 20 minutes on the bicycle and you are in the countryside. Nice view over grass lands with sheep and cows,…
Eline
Lovely village to bike out to when you want to get out of the city
7. Durgerdam
7. Durgerdam
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14 local reviews
Durgerdam, Durgerdam
Diederik
Diederik
Beautifull old Dutch village alongside the lake. Great for a stroll on a sunny day.
Marike
Marike
Just 20 minutes on the bicycle and you are in the countryside. Nice view over grass lands with sheep and cows, the IJsselmeer The big lake),…
Eline
Eline
Lovely village to bike out to when you want to get out of the city
8. Sloterpark
8. Sloterpark
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5 local reviews
ParkEstablishment
Alex
Very nearby lake to do watersports like surfing or canoeing
Mathilde
You can walk or run around the water, through the park. This is 6 km. It is also a place to BBQ There is a swi…
Rick
Beautiful City Lake
8. Sloterpark
8. Sloterpark
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5 local reviews
Alex
Alex
Very nearby lake to do watersports like surfing or canoeing
Mathilde
Mathilde
You can walk or run around the water, through the park. This is 6 km. It is also a place to BBQ There is a swimmingpool and there are places…
Rick
Rick
Beautiful City Lake
9. Boathouse Almere
9. Boathouse Almere
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5 local reviews
150 Noorderplassenweg, Almere
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
036 530 5000
RestaurantFoodEstablishment
Katelyn
Lakeside Restaurant right around the corner where you can have a nice meal, relax in the sun or even rent a bo…
Kimberley
Enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set at the lake
Caroline
Cafe/restaurant at the water side. Impressive building, in all its elements and the characteristic appearance …
9. Boathouse Almere
9. Boathouse Almere
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5 local reviews
150 Noorderplassenweg, Almere
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
036 530 5000
Katelyn
Katelyn
Lakeside Restaurant right around the corner where you can have a nice meal, relax in the sun or even rent a boat for the day!
Kimberley
Kimberley
Enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set at the lake
Caroline
Caroline
Cafe/restaurant at the water side. Impressive building, in all its elements and the characteristic appearance reminiscent of old American an…
10. Strandzuid
10. Strandzuid
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14 local reviews
Strandzuid, Amsterdam
020 639 2589
BarRestaurantFood
Cecile
Have a drink around a little lake, accessible by boat, a true gem hidden in Amsterdam Exhibition Center RAI
Renée
Unique location for a bar and restaurant at the lakeside, alas no swimming. Also table tennis, table football…
Roos
In the summertime this is an awesome place to while away a few hours. Picturesque location beside a small lak…
10. Strandzuid
10. Strandzuid
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14 local reviews
Strandzuid, Amsterdam
020 639 2589
Cecile
Cecile
Have a drink around a little lake, accessible by boat, a true gem hidden in Amsterdam Exhibition Center RAI
Renée
Renée
Unique location for a bar and restaurant at the lakeside, alas no swimming. Also table tennis, table football. On the menu you'll find more …
Roos
Roos
In the summertime this is an awesome place to while away a few hours. Picturesque location beside a small lake on the edge of Beatrix Park…
11. Leeghwaterplas
11. Leeghwaterplas
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2 local reviews
Leeghwaterplas, Almere
Natural featureEstablishment
Kimberley
Take a walk around the lake (5KM)
Caroline
Beautiful lake just around the corner and ideal for an evening stroll to unstress from a day at Amsterdam!
Caroline
Beautiful lake just around the corner and ideal for an evening stroll to unstress from a day at Amsterdam!
11. Leeghwaterplas
11. Leeghwaterplas
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2 local reviews
Leeghwaterplas, Almere
Kimberley
Kimberley
Take a walk around the lake (5KM)
Caroline
Caroline
Beautiful lake just around the corner and ideal for an evening stroll to unstress from a day at Amsterdam!
Caroline
Caroline
Beautiful lake just around the corner and ideal for an evening stroll to unstress from a day at Amsterdam!
12. Flevopark
12. Flevopark
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87 local reviews
Flevopark, Indische Buurt Oost
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Leandro
There are more hype parks in Amsterdam. What like most in this one is the fact you can dive into the lake, mak…
Carolien
It's a bit more quiet than the Oosterpark, but I think this park is more beautiful than the Oosterpark. There …
Dmitri
Absolutely stunning park with a lake and a little beer spot near the entrance (once you go in from the main en…
12. Flevopark
12. Flevopark
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87 local reviews
Flevopark, Indische Buurt Oost
Leandro
Leandro
There are more hype parks in Amsterdam. What like most in this one is the fact you can dive into the lake, make a barbecue everywhere and mo…
Carolien
Carolien
It's a bit more quiet than the Oosterpark, but I think this park is more beautiful than the Oosterpark. There is even a running excercise tr…
Dmitri
Dmitri
Absolutely stunning park with a lake and a little beer spot near the entrance (once you go in from the main entrance, you will see it right …