Flevopark

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Flevopark
Flevopark.JPG
Grote Plas
Type Urban park
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Open All year
Official website

Coordinates: 52°21′40″N 4°56′57″E / 52.36111°N 4.94917°E / 52.36111; 4.94917

Flevopark is a park located in the Indische Buurt, in the eastern portion of the city of Amsterdam, in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland.[1]

The park contains a playground, tennis courts, the youth centre "Jeugdland", an outdoor swimming pool, large lawns, barbecue areas, a terrace and several trails for running. On the banks of the Nieuwe Diep is a distillery and tasting room.[2]

History[edit]

This park was given concrete form in 1908. The naturalist Jac. P. Thijsse envisioned a park between the Jewish Cemetery and the Nieuwe Diep.

The expropriation procedure began in 1914, and from 1921 there was money available to obtain the land suitable for building the park. In 1928, the construction of the park began. The park officially opened in 1931.[3]

in 1956 the Jewish community sold the Jewish Cemetery to Amsterdam, and it is now part of the park.[4]

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