Unknown to many tourists, there’s another free thing to do for a day or half while in Amsterdam: Have a walking exercise, picnic, swimming, biking, bring your kids, walk your dog, nature-trip, and if you are lucky, watch a free theater show in a forest. Yes, there’s a forest in the middle of the city!
All these @ Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest), a landscape park that is 3x bigger than New York’s Central Park.
(Amsterdam has no natural forest so this one is man-made and already ancient. Heard it was started about a hundred years ago!) The main entrance is less than 10-minute walk away from where we live when in Amsterdam.