The modern and exciting, 14-hectare city park that surrounds the Westergasfabriek buildings was designed by Kathryn Gustafson. It is not only a perfect place to relax in natural surroundings, but also a venue for digital art and culture.
The Westergasfabriek is a treat for all the senses. You can hear water flowing through the marsh ponds and watch as trains disappear behind the embankment. Many areas are paved, but there are gently swaying wildflower meadows too. Feel the breeze out on the big green field or picnic on one of the many sheltered waterside decks around the Gasometer ponds. The park abounds with colours and fragrances, with different plants and shrubs blooming each season. The park offers wide open space as well as intimacy. Although it can sometimes get very busy, peace and quiet is only a few steps away. This park is packed with surprises.
The Westergasfabriek and Westerpark is part of the Bretten Zone, a long, narrow strip of ecological land that stretches the 10 kilometres from the Wester Park to Spaarnwoude. Amphibians, reptiles and fish can move freely in the waterways and among the many varieties of plants that line them. There is a cyclepath/footpath for us humans.