Amsterdam on foot


Amsterdam on foot

Amsterdam on foot

As the saying goes: “Walking is man’s best medicine.” Besides the fact that walking is beneficial for your health, it is also very amusing! Therefore, do not hesitate to take an enjoyable stroll during your stay at Van der Valk hotel Amsterdam Amstel! The surroundings offer pleasant walking routes you do not want to miss. So, tie your laces and look for all the interesting places Amsterdam has to offer! Searching for an unforgettable walking route? Please read our recommended walking routes nearby the hotel.

#1 Martin Luther Kingpark

From the hotel, walk north along the Amstel River. After 2 kilometres, cross the Utrechtsebrug. Once you crossed over, you will arrive at Martin Luther Kingpark. The Martin Luther Kingpark was created to the public in 1936, with the intention that residents of Amsterdam could escape the polluted city. Literally a breath of fresh air! Therefore, it is the perfect place to enjoy the quietness of the big city. The monument of Martin Luther can also be found here.

#2 Amstel

When you are longing for a more challenging walk, it is recommended to take a walk along the well-known river of Amsterdam, called Amstel River! Actually, Amsterdam is named after this river. Take the hotel as starting point and walk north. Cross over the Berlage Bridge and after 3 kilometres you will arrive at Amstelstation. Then, within two kilometres you enter Park Somerlust. After this brisk walk, you could have a well-deserved picnic here!

#3 Amstelpark 

The Amstelpark, located 4 kilometres west of the hotel, is a hidden gem in the city. This immense park offers several gardens such as Heemtuin and Orangerie. Besides, it is the perfect place to relax on the waterside, as it is located on the west bank of the Amstel River. During your stroll, you cannot miss the Riekermolen, an old-fashioned typical Dutch windmill!

Pick one of the above-mentioned walking routes and find out in which different places you are able to see the roof of the hotel, depicting our name and our famous Toucan. Please share this with us, using the hashtag #valkamsterdam.