Nature & recreation
Slotervaart is known as the 'green district' of Amsterdam. The green of the parks and recreational areas offer you a broad spectrum of opportunities for relaxation, sport activities and nature watching.
Nature & recreational area 'De Oeverlanden'
The 'Oeverlanden' is a nature and recreational area located on the north side of the 'Nieuwe Meer'. It offers you the possibility to walk or cycle through beautiful nature, to sunbath and play on the beach or the sunbathing area, to play basketball and skate or even take the ferry-boat to the Amsterdam forest. The nature area is situated to the east of 'Anderlechtlaan', and the recreational area is situated between the 'Anderlechtlaan' and the 'Ringvaart' of 'Haarlemmermeer'.
The Siegerpark is located between the highway A4 and the living area 'Nieuw Sloten'. It is a beautiful park consisting of lakes in a peat bog area, with a collection of old, special trees. It is an ideal park for nature and art lovers. They created the park in the late 30’s as a private park, which was later on used as a taste garden for the University of Amsterdam.
Nowadays the park is owned by the district “Nieuw Sloten”. It is a part of the ecological structure of the district. The riverbeds and the ponds in the park are ecologically created and most of the green work is taken care of by mother nature herself. The park has a special native and exotic vegetation, and currently houses several statues on loan by the 'Stedelijk Museum'.
Sloterpark is the largest park of Amsterdam. It has a surface of 91 hectare and is situated around Sloterplas. The park offers possibilities for watersports such as sailing, surfing and canoeing, and inline skating.
On the westside of Sloterplas, you will find Sloterparkbad. This is one of the largest swimming accommodations in the Netherlands. It contains many different pools, amongst which a recreational pool with a slide, rapids, bubble baths, steam cabins, herbal baths and a solarium.
Rembrandtpark is a lovely place for a stroll and a breath of fresh air, but also for sport activities. For the children, there is a children's farm and a playground. Several spots in the park are ideal for a game of soccer. The northern part of the park, with several play- and sunbathing areas, is a beautiful recreational area in the summer time. Rembrandtpark is located on the east side of district Slotervaart, bordering district De Baarsjes. It can be reached by bike, by tram and by bus.