Amstelveen is a city in Amsterdam-Amstelland, generally considered a suburb of Amsterdam and part of its urban area. It borders the Amsterdamse Bos and features many parks. In 2014 it was elected as Greenest City in Europe in the Entente Florale.
Amstelveen is relatively compact and most highlights can easily be reached by bike. The 51 metro line and 5 tram line mainly serve the eastern part of the city. When using public transport, most other parts are best reached by one of the many bus lines that interconnect at the bus station near the Stadshart central shopping center.
Amsterdamse Bos, . A much larger forest-type park on the outskirts of the city. Access from Amstelveenseweg. Horse rental, canoe rental and an open air theatre are part of the attractions.edit
Cobra Museum, Sandbergplein 1 (near Stadshart), ☎ +31 (0)20 5475050, . Tue-Sun from 11:00h to 17:00h. The museum has a major collection of key works by artists of the CoBrA group (1948-1951) as well as work by their Dutch contemporaries, including artists of the Vrij Beelden (1945) and Creatie (1950-1955) movements. EUR 9.50 for Adults, EUR 6 for 6-18, free for under 6 (2014). edit
Museum Jan van der Togt, Dorpstraat 50 (in old town), ☎ +31 (0)20 641 57 54, . wed-fri 11.00-17.00, sat-sun 13.00-17.00. Museum of modern glas art and other modern fine arts. EUR 6.00, free for children up to 12 years (2015). edit
Tramway museum, Amstelveenseweg 264, Amsterdam, ☎ +31(0)206737538, . The Tramway Museum runs a tram service from first Sunday in April, every Sunday until the last Sunday in October using vintage trams from all over Europe. The tram line is 7km long and runs from Bovenkerk (Amstelveen) to the Haarlemmermeerstation in Amsterdam, mostly along the Amsterdamse Bos. A ride along the full railway section takes about 35 minutes. Trams run every 20-30 minutes.edit
Stadshart Amstelveen, . Largest shopping center in Amstelveen, mostly indoor with a number of department stores (Bijenkorf, V&D, Hema) and many fashion stores (including Zara, Timberland, Van Gils, SuperDry, H&M and Esprit). edit
Aan de Poel, Handweg 1 (near the old town), . lunch tue-fri 12.00-14.00, diner tue-sat 18.00-22.00. Aan de Poel has a large terrace overlooking the sunset over lake De Poel. The interior is modern stylish with chandeliers and a partly open kitchen. It serve French International food and has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Attracts a crowd of business people and culinary aficionados, making it not very formal.a la carte specials EUR 24-55, menus EUR 66-95 (2015). edit
De Jonge Dikkert, Amsterdamseweg 104a, ☎ +31 (0)20 - 64 33333, . lunch mon-fri 12.00-15.00, diner mon-sun 18.00-22.00. De Jonge Dikkert is an atmospheric restaurant in an old windmill (1672) serving a French-International menu. It strives to source 80% of its ingredients in the Netherlands. The restaurant also has a large terrace. starters, EUR 14-15, main courses 24-26, deserts EUR 8, menus ranging from EUR 35 (3 courses) to EUR 70 (7 courses) (2015). edit
Tanuki Izakaya, Pieter Lastmanweg 9 (near Stadshart), ☎ +31 (0)20-645 46 50, . mon-sun 12.00-23.00. Japanese restaurant with a traditional interior including low tables. Very wide selection of Japenese dishes including sushi, sashimi, yakitori and agemono.dishes EUR 2-15, menus EUR 14.80-EUR 68.50 (2015). edit
Wine Kitchen, Dorpsstraat 90 (near Old Town), ☎ +31 (0)20 822 19 63, . tue-sun 17.00-23.00. A lively wine bar serving many wines by the glas, as well as daily specials.main courses around EUR 18. edit