Amsterdam, the amazing capital of the Netherlands has a ton of parkour spots. Parkour is the sport of overcoming obstacles and pushing your own boundaries, something you can do very well while in Amsterdam. Amsterdam has room for everything and everyone, parkour as well. The urban environment creates a great parkour playground for freerunners. Amsterdam also loves to include other urban sports spots like skateboarding . But that’s not what this blog is about, now let's explore Amsterdam’s top 5 must-visit parkour spots.
AMSTEL SPOT - UNBEATABLE PARKOUR SPOT
Parkour spots like these are just where you live for as a freerunner. The parkour spot has insane types of terrain and obstacles varying from stairs to huge gaps. You can go absolutely crazy at this parkour spot and build your skill. This parkour spot is well-known amongst freerunners and is often used for parkour lessons as well. What makes this spot so cool is that you’re in the middle of high buildings giving the spot an urban feel. It’s great that parkour spots like these exist in Amsterdam.
SLOTERPARK FREERUN - LETTERS FORM A PARKOUR SPOT
From the old letters of the famous “I am Amsterdam” letters, a new parkour spot emerged. The spot is the largest outdoor parkour spot of Amsterdam and is famous in the urban sports community. Tourists also love this spot because of the famous letters, but they won’t bother you while freerunning. Amsterdam put the letters to good use by creating this park, good parkour spots are hard to find sometimes and this is a great solution of including something unique in a parkour spot.
NDSM - WHAT A PARKOUR SPOT
This industrial terrain near a harbor is not what you typically expect when you think of a good parkour spot. The place is even better, it isn’t a parkour park or a place designed for parkour, but that is what makes it fun. Urban culture is really celebrated at this spot and expressed in hundreds of ways. It is owned by artists and used for expositions and urban events. The spot is great to chill at but there are a bunch of old industrial obstacles which you can trick right over. Urban culture, industrial obstacles and the freedom at this place makes it a must-visit parkour spot.
JUMPSQUARE AMSTERDAM - JUMP AND FLIP AROUND!
Okay, trampoline parks are not really a parkour spots. Yet, you can try various tricks and bring them to the outside world. So, if you’re a freerunner who loves experimenting with jumps. If you’ve got kids or you like kids, then great. Because kids also love jumping and doing so they also love this parkour spot. So be careful you don’t knock a kid out when doing parkour at this spot. The amount of trampolines and other obstacles make this parkour spot a must-visit!
JOHNNY SPOT - AMSTERDAM'S FAMOUS PUNT SPOT
This legendary spot is extremely well known in the Amsterdam parkour community. The parkour spot really doesn’t have that many special obstacles of some sort but still this spot is one of the most popular Amsterdam spots in CityLegends. All because this parkour spot is raw, and has a great vibe while freerunning.
The spot is located in the middle of Amsterdam next to a great mural of a punk kid Johnny Rotten (aka Johnny Lindon, member of the band Sex Pistols). The mural gives an extra urban feel which is unbeatable for some freerunners. You can also check out Johnny spot in CityLegends, and even own it by uploading a clip.
Credits: CityLegends app
URBAN SPORTS PARK - DE OASE WITH PARKOUR
This spot is awesome in a different way than the previous, ‘de oase’ is an all in one package deal. The parkour spot is insanely big but there’s room for all kinds of urban sports. There’s room for skate, BMX, aggressive inline, calisthenics, scooter and many more. This spot really is an urban sports gathering place which is dope! Parkour has its own section at this diverse spot but really there’s room everywhere for parkour and connecting with the community. This definitely deserves a place in the 6 must-visit parkour spots of Amsterdam.
WE WANT MORE PARKOUR SPOTS AND GYMS!
Amsterdam sure has some damn good parkour spots. After you’ve been at these must-visit spots and you still want more; go to CityLegends. The spot map has loads of parkour spots worldwide! Including small ones you won’t easily find. CityLegends is the place to connect with the urban sports community. You can explore, create and own spots. Other options are battling with clips of your skill and winning money! What are you waiting for?
Ps. Are you curious about skate spots as well? Check out this blog about the best skate spots in Amsterdam.