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Picnic on the Edge in Rembrandtpark

By Michèle Champagne

Just a few metres away from Mercatorplein in Amsterdam (written about in my previous article), lies another favourite public space at the city’s edge: Rembrandtpark. The park flanks the A10 motorway, but is quiet. It also borders social housing and immigrant neighborhoods, but is filled with all sorts of people—dads with babies, couples strolling, as well as old guys flexing muscles in the open air gym. And Rembrandt is quite possibly the best place in the city for having a picnic. In Amsterdam’s city centre, many are familiar with Museumplein and Vondelpark. These parks are stellar but can get quite crowded, both literally and metaphorically.

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