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date: 03 August 2020

Amsterdam Bos 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the Garden
Author(s):
Jan WoudstraJan Woudstra

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, the Netherlands, is, with its 660 hectares/1,630 acres, one of the largest 20th-century public parks. It was innovative in its concept, avoiding the words ‘park’ and ‘garden’, because these had become associated with the bourgeoisie. Since it emerged from a proud socialist city, it attempted to redefine parks for the common man as ... ...

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