Discover the wildlife that shares the city with you! Take a Nature Walk led by Mónica Cruz and learn more about the ecosystems in Amsterdam. Some tourists come to Amsterdam to smoke weed, drink beer and visit the Red Light District. Amsterdam is definitely famous for being able to smoke weed in its coffee shops. As this is the norm over here, you wouldn’t be able to tell whether someone has recently got into smoking by finding out how to make a joint filter with index card, watching videos or is just a natural at it. Either way, people seem to enjoy it, so each to their own as they say.
And whilst there, people may decide to visit places like that to be able to learn more about how to smoke without a pipe for example, so that their time in one hasn’t been wasted. Of course, we know there is so much more to experience. More than 50 musea, tons of great restaurants and cafes, the beautiful architecture. But Amsterdam’s many lovely parks are also some of her finest features. Why not take a Nature Walk and learn about another side of Amsterdam?
Residents of Amsterdam can also discover something new on a Nature Walk. Guide Mónica Cruz is trained as a biologist and shares her knowledge about the local trees, plants, and animals that live in the parks around the city.
If you live here, of course, you have seen the bright green parakeets that roost in the trees. But do you know their mating habits? And perhaps you’ve seen the famous storks living in the Vondelpark, but do you know which one is the male and which is the female?
Mónica is a friendly guide with a lot of local nature knowledge. She can tell you how to tell the difference between the different types of trees in the parks and the habits of a small bird you might see in the bushes. She currently leads daily tours in Amsterdam’s parks including Vondelpark, Beatrixpark and Amsterdamse Bos. Check her website for dates and times. Prices are very reasonable and you can join as a single traveler or arrange a private tour with a group of colleagues. Mónica also speaks multiple languages including English, Dutch, and Portuguese.
Grab your binoculars and let’s go explore!
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