Fun spring activity: ride your bike to Amsterdamse Bos

Vier fietsers in kleurrijke outfits die door het Schinkelbos fietsen
Credits: Joyce Goverde

Looking for some inspiration for a spring activity? Aalsmeer is a great starting point for bike rides to the Schinkelbos and Amsterdamse Bos, where you can enjoy cherry blossoms and some peace and quiet in nature. Read more about what there is to experience in the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos.

Cycling toward Schinkelbos

You will find Schinkelbos just outside Aalsmeer, past the town of Oude Meer. This forest is part of the area named “Groene As”, located on the southwest side of Amsterdam. This green axis forms an ecological connection between the natural areas of Amstelland, Spaarnwoude, and the Westeinderplassen. The cycle route from Aalsmeer to Schinkelbos takes about twenty minutes. The Schinkelbos is a beautiful untamed forest area with many cycling and hiking trails, where you can enjoy the budding blossoms during spring and the first green leaves after winter.

Admire the cherry blossom in Amsterdamse Bos

From Schinkelbos you can continue cycling to Amsterdamse Bos, or you can park your bike and walk into the forest. The Amsterdamse Bos is a large, versatile forest area with many paths and recreational facilities. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the forest by picnicking, swimming, supping, fishing, and a whole lot more. During spring, the cherry blossom park is a popular hotspot with more than 400 cherry trees in bloom!

When spring weather arrives, do you feel like spending more time outdoors? In that case, you can camp at the nearby Camping A’damse Bos Aalsmeer. This campsite offers beautiful camping spots for tents, caravans, and campers, perfect for exploring the woods. There is a lot of greenery and space to play, relax, and enjoy nature at this campsite.

Whether you go out for a day or an overnight stay at the campsite, a bike ride from Aalsmeer to Schinkelbos and Amsterdamse Bos is a great way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings!