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Scottish Highlander in the Amsterdamse Bos

The Amsterdamse Bos's 85th Anniversary in 2019

On 30 April 1934, the first spade was put in the ground for the construction of the Amsterdamse Bos. Using spades and metal dump carts on rails, 20,000 unemployed people started on what proved to be a long-term project. Now, 85 years later, the forest still looks magnificent.

Aanleg van het Amsterdamse Bos door werklozen in de jaren '30

This milestone was celebrated the whole year round with a varied programme of activities and events. Become a Friend of the Amsterdamse Bos and follow us on the Amsterdamse Bos's Facebook page!