Oosterpark is one of the largest municipal parks in Amsterdam. Designed by famous Dutch architect Leonard Anthony Springer, this beautiful park came into being in the year 1891. The sprawling English garden is a remarkable sight amid the typical Dutch architecture of the neighborhood; a refreshing tableau of verdant lawns, walking paths and streams sheltered by leafy trees. Memorials and public art are scattered throughout, including the National Slavery Monument and the Theo van Gogh Memorial, also known as The Scream by sculptor, Jeroen Henneman. At the heart of it all lies a tranquil pond populated by wild ducks, while Grey Herons and Parrots flit between the trees. A plethora of live events, from music concerts to cultural festivals are also held at Oosterpark, while the park's 'Speaker's Stone' hosts unabashed talks daily. There's also a wading pool for kids at Amsterdam's most culturally diverse park.