Today, the area is home to many artists and small businesses which give it its bustling atmosphere and pleasant balance as a setting for art, architecture, nature and great food. The stylish buildings that once housed the neighbourhood's historic facilities are now often used for other purposes, making it difficult to view the interiors of these buildings.

Unlock Amsterdam with QR codes – look for these barcodes on historic buildings and sights. Scan them using your mobile phone for photos, texts and more. Why not discover a different Amsterdam!