westerpark in the snow (amsterdam)

The Westerpark is a park in the west of Amsterdam, to the left of Central Station and past the Haarlemmerstraat/Haarlemmerdijk. The park dates back to the 1870s, and in 1883 the Westergasfabriek, or gasworks (as seen in this post). Today, the Westergasfabriek is a cultural platform for exhibitions and fairs (like Kunstvlaai, and do you remember the Cool Globes exhibition?), festivals like the Amsterdam International Fashion Week as well as monthly Sunday Markets (see previous post).

The other day, right after it snowed, I went on an evening walk in the park. It was a Friday afternoon and parents were pulling kids along on sleds, children were making snowmen and throwing snowballs, men were skating on a small pond, dogs were rolling around in the snow…

The Westerpark is wonderful for any time of the day, any time of the year. For more events happening at the Westergasfabriek, check out their full program.

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