Wester-Amstel: Discover the Oldest Country House in Amsterdam

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 km
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Duration 1h
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Hosted by Stichting Arcadisch Wester-Amstel
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Learn history of the estate and its owners told by the family member
  • Discover classical Dutch style of gardening
  • Admire the unique fruits, flowers and trees carefully grown in the gardens
Get away from it all and have a blissful rest in peace and quiet of Wester-Amstel! Find out about the oldest country estate of Amstelveen, the area just south of Amsterdam situated on the Amstel River. This tour will lead you through the park and garden of this estate, letting you take in the laid-back mood of the surroundings and breathe some fresh air while listening to interesting stories about generations of the family having lived in this estate. Discover how different approaches were taken by different owners: walk along the Oak and Chestnut Lanes, planted by the members of the family, and see for yourself how Dutch gardeners strived to make their lanes resemble a temple. Marvel at the Beef Beech, a gorgeous tree dear to the family that survived World War II. The local gardens will amaze you with the palette of scents and colors they have to offer. See the Diving Lady in the middle of the lake of the Berry Garden as you walk, or just sit and relax wherever you please. Visit the Stinzentuin, the most unique and special garden whose rare flowers start blooming straight in January! The Kitchen Garden lets you gaze at vegetables in bloom, whereas the Butterfly Garden lures you with the number of precious butterflies to get up close to as your final highlight of the tour! Take a stroll around Wester-Amstel and get to know its hospitality and coziness!

What's included

  • Free access to the park and garden of Wester-Amstel
  • Hints on the most tranquil parts of the park to relax and have picnic
  • Leaflet about the plants cultivated in the gardens
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Food and drinks – if you intend to have a picnic, bring food with you
  • Garden fruit – purchased from the owner on your own at will
  • Access to the house – it is not usually open for visitors
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Amsteldijk Noord, 55

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at support@wegotrip.com.
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Wester-Amstel is the oldest, original country estate  on the outskirts of Amsterdam. It was built in 1662 on the river Amstel by Nicolas Pancras, mayor of Amsterdam and one of the gentleman XVII of the Dutch East India Company, V.O.C. The park and gardens provide the...

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