The 5 most lovely parks to stroll around in Rotterdam

1) Vroesenpark

This lovely park has a fish pond, playgrounds, tennis courts and grassy lawns. During summer, you’ll see a lot of people on picnic blankets, putting skewers on the barbecue. Forgot your picnic blanket? Try the new Vroesenpark pavilion, they have a lovely terrace and a fireplace inside.

Vroesenpark in Rotterdam

Vroesenpad/Vroesenlaan

2) Zuiderpark

The biggest park in the city was built in the 1950s. A 2-kilometre long hiking path winds its way through the trees, with plenty of fields, a playground and a beach. The organisation Zap Zuiderpark (located at Oldegaarde 345) rents out scooters, kayaks and pedal boats.

a stream in the Zuiderpark Rotterdam

Charlois

3) Roof Park

For decades, the Schiemond and Delfshaven neighbourhoods were separated by shops and other buildings. They were recently reconnected by the rooftop park that spans the car park on the shopping mall at Vierhavensstraat for over a kilometre. The park, 9 metres above street level, can be accessed from all streets. Or take the elevator from the shops.

stairs at Dakpark in Rotterdam

Vierhavenstraat (between Marconiplein and Hudsonplein)

http://www.dakparkrotterdam.nl

4) Dobberend Bos (Floating Forest)

The Mothership art collective created this floating forest in the centre of the city to draw attention to sustainability. Het Dobberend Bos consists of twenty trees floating on old sea buoys in the Rijnhaven harbour. Watch the gently bobbing trees from a nearby bench, and take a closer look at the twenty-first tree on the quay.

Floating trees in Rotterdam

5) The Park

This English landscape garden has meandering brooks, flowing fields of green and stately old trees. It was designed in 1852 by Jan David Zocher and his son, who subsequently also designed Amsterdam’s Vondelpark.

a pond at the Park in Rotterdam

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