Discover the Amsterdam Neighbourhoods
The Amsterdam neighbourhoods have their own character and unique features. Take a look at the map to discover the best neighbourhoods in town!
Amsterdam North shows a completely different side of Amsterdam. The ‘ IJ ‘ river seperates North from the rest of the city. The upcoming area is becoming more and more populair and is transforming to a trendy district with lots of cool hotspots. Take the free ferry, cross the IJ and in a few minutes you will reach this industrial part of Amsterdam. Go and take a look!
NDSM Wharf is a former shipyard that has turned into a creative area. This place has a raw and industrial vibe and is the breeding ground for artists and hip companies. NDSM Wharf is famous for its festivals, events, street art and the biggest flea market of Europe called ‘The IJ-Hallen’. Hop on the ferry and discover this unique part while having a nice view on Amsterdam sky line.
Amsterdam City Center
The old city center is the heart of Amsterdam. It’s unique character and authenticity is loved by many. Be amazed by the famous canals, many boats and historical houses and thé city highlights: The Jordaan area & Nine Streets. The city center has to offer everything you want. Discover shops, bars, restaurants, museums and other fantastic spots. Wander around to see the beauty of the old city.
Amsterdam East is a neighbourhood full of diversity and is a mix of different cultures. From the fancy plantage area to the multicultural vibes that characterize the Dapperbuurt and Indische buurt. Enjoy the lots of green the area has and cultural sights like the Oosterpark or Tropenmuseum. Because of the exciting bars and cafés to hang out, which seem to pop up weekly, the neighbourhood is loved by young creatives. From to trendy concept stores and coffeebars to Surinamese supermarkets or Turkish bakery’s: Amsterdam East has it all!
Amsterdam South East
In Amsterdam South-East 150 different backgrounds merge together. It’s a relatively unknown part of the city. The multicultural Amsterdam neighbourhood represents many international cuisines. The ‘Arena Boulevard’ is the perfect spot for the ones that are looking for entertainment. Visit one of the huge concerts, football matches or the biggest cinema of the city.
Amsterdam Old South
It’s one of the nicest residents to live in with luxurious design and boutique stores and elegant homes. This wealthy area is just a few steps away from the famous Vondelpark and has to offer you worlds best musea at Museumsquare. Take a walk through this beautiful district and enjoy a wine on one of the cozy terraces.
It is definitely one of the best and popular neighbourhoods of the city. In this vibrant and energetic area you can wander for hours. Go visit the Albert Cuyp Market and experience the typical Amsterdam culture with plenty of exotic foodstores or try some fresh stroopwafel and poffertjes. In the old working-class quarter you can find typical Amsterdam pubs and café’s and the nicest terraces. Tired? Take a break in the beautiful Sarpathipark located in the middle of ‘De Pijp’.
In the Westerpark neighbourhood you can find anything from cultural events to outdoor activities. Go for a run in the modern Westerpark or enjoy a picnic when you’re in a more lazy mood. Check out the Westergastfabriek with its many festivals, parties, markets and culinair events. Sounds good, what do you think?
Amsterdam Old West
Located on the West side of the Vondelpark you find Amsterdam Old-West. The residential district is loved by Amsterdammers and local residents. The green and vibrant Amsterdam neighbourhood has a relaxed vibe and is very trendy. Despite the few tourists, you will find many hip boutiques, restaurants and coffee bars which attract many hipsters and foodies. Buy some fresh fish, cheese or vegetables at the local Ten Kate Market or visit thé indoor foodmarket of the city.
Bos en Lommer & De Baarsjes
Bos en Lommer & De Baarsjes is a fast growing Amsterdam neighbourhood. Compared to a few years ago the area is becoming more hip & happening by locals. It’s developing to one of the most dynamic and creative neighbourhoods of the town. New conceptstores and trendy cafés opening up rapidly. Visit one of the cultural hotspots like ‘De School’ or ‘Marktkantine’ and you will have a fantastic night for sure.
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