The Beatrixpark is a small park in the south of Amsterdam. It orginates from 1938.
The Vereniging Vrienden van het Beatrixpark came to life in 1981 because local citizens wanted to prevent a part of the park being confiscated by the RAI, and other plans for building. That original goal was not reached. However, as a result of the protest a new part of the park was added and designed as water-valley. Also, en extra highway-exit that was planned to go straight through the park was prevented.
In time; the new part also vanished because of the need of Zuidas to built more and more. The vereniging however continues, with the support of a 1000 members, to defend the park against unwanted intrusions.
Whenever a new plan is rising to build in or near the park, the Vereniging is a serious sparring partner for alle parties, and will be consulted as to our wishes.