The Beatrixpark is a small park in the south of Amsterdam. It was established in 1938.
De Vereniging Vrienden van het Beatrixpark has been founded in 1981 by residents to prevent a part of the park being sacrificied for building purposes. The vereniging did not succeed in preventing this.
However, what has been achieved, is the addition of a piece of wasteland to the park called “the wetlands valley”. This part of the park does not exist anymore; it has in part been used for buildings belonging to the Zuidas.
In 2005 the eldest part of the park received the status ‘Monumental’, which gives it a certain protection.
At the moment parts of the southern area of the park are being re-designed; the Vereniging is involved in this process.
The Vereniging has about 1.000 members at the moment.
Via the keywords at the top of the page, or in the column at the left you can click for more information: about our Vereniging, the park itself, the medicinal herb garden etcetera.
Via the search function on each page you can us the search engine to find anything on this website.
Unable to find answers? Other question or additions? Please do contact us, through Beatrixpark@hotmail.com, or- in case of an emergency, one of the board members (bestuur) or the secretariat (see bottom of the page)
The Vereniging publishes a paper Newsletter twice a year. It is also available in digital version on this site. Should you be interested in digital newsflashes, please send us your email address. These newsflashes are in Dutch. A good source of up-to-date information is the site of the Zuidas, which has an English version as well. https://www.amsterdam.nl/zuidas/english/
Phone numbers etc.
Should you experience nuisance because for example the parties at the RAI or StrandZuid are too loud; you can call the Horeca Nuisance number: 020-4214567.
Amsterdam South has a digital form to report nuisances in public areas: : click here for the internet-link.
More General: Dienst Milieu en Bouwtoezicht: 020-5513456
There is NO phone number that you can call to ask if the paddling pool for little children is open: a directive is that at a temperature of 21 degrees celsius (70 F) the pool will be filled with fresh water; and refilled every day. The toilets will be open and most of the time so will be the small ice-cream-and-coffeeshop. A banner will be flying at the sidewalk.
For questions you can contact our foreperson; the secretary or the press-person:
Marleen Munniksma 020-6762643, Mirjam Louisse 020-6620227 or Anne-Mariken Raukema 020-6713497.
Becoming a member?
You can join the Vereniging and become a friend/member at the price of a minimum of 5 euro a year.
Please send an email to us: mailaddress.
As a Friend you will receive twice a year the paper Newsletter at your home-address.