Park Frankendael is the largest and most important ecological park in Amsterdam. Over the last 10 years this park has been radically renovated. A new park area has been constructed on the location of the former city farm. The historical gardens have been restored to their former glory.
The rare park is open to public and covers 7 hectares. One part of the park is a botanical garden that boasts some 500 varieties of wild plants and trees, rarely to be seen in the Netherlands. The other part consists of wide fields of grass and a playground for children where they're overlooked by mr. and mrs. Stork.
During the early 18th century, many wealthy Amsterdammers used to build country retreats to spend their summer vacation on reclaimed land called Watergraafsmeer, south of Plantage Middelaan. House Frankendael with its ornamented facade is the last of them that survived and is now the location of restaurant Merkelbach with it's magnificent terrace.
On the other side of the park you can have a very nice dinner at restaurant De Kas (The Glass House) where they cultivate all their ingredients themselves.
Every last sunday of the month Park Frankeldael is the location for the Pure Markt (Pure Market) with a great variety of ecological products and a great atmosphere.
How to get there: Take tram 9 from Central Station, Rembrandtsquare or Waterlooplein and get off at Kamerlingh Onneslaan or Hugo de Vrieslaan.