Third stop: Oosterpark
Click for route (2.5 km / 33 minutes)
Glühwein suggestion: Milo and Knus
Let’s go for a longer walk now! But don’t worry, you’ll find two places there that serve glühwein.
You continue your way to Oosterpark via Javastraat. Javastraat is the most important commercial street in the Amsterdam district of the Indische Buurt. The street used to be home for the working class, until those people started to move to the suburbs in the 1970’s. Instead, immigrants from Morocco and Turkey moved into the vacated apartments. Javastraat has changed a lot over the past years, and lots of new, hip places have been popping up left and right. So make sure to keep your eyes open! Have some extra time on your hands? Check out the most diverse market you find in Amsterdam, the Dappermarkt.
So, finally reached Oosterpark? Great! This medium-sized park is just one of those hidden gems, offering a breath of fresh air amongst humongous trees and a break from the busy city life. When walking around, it’s clear that this park is very rich in culture and art. It contains 19 sculptures all in different styles and some even dating all the way back to 1836. In the south west corner you find the Nationaal Monument Slavernijverleden (national monument to slavery) made by the Surinamese artist Erwin de Vries. This monument was erected in 2002 in commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the Netherlands on 1 July 1863. Don’t miss it!