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Neighbourhoods of Amsterdam

Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm, and its own unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Take time to discover the city's hidden treasures in Amsterdam's neighbourhoods.

Experience more of the city

Look just around the corner and there’s so much more waiting to be discovered! A visit to one of the extraordinary districts around the centre is certainly something not to be missed. Each area has its own character, unique shops, annual cultural festivals and top restaurants. Whether you're looking for modern architecture, a cultural hotspot or an active excursion, there's something for everyone. Discover a different side of Amsterdam. Discover your Amsterdam. 

Explore the neighbourhoods below, or read the latest issue of the I amsterdam neighbourhood guide online.

Not sure which Amsterdam neighbourhood to visit first? Take our fun personality quiz to find out which area you're most suited to! 

Amsterdam neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood overview

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Amsterdam Centrum

In addition to the world-famous historic Canal Ring, Amsterdam's City Centre district ('Centrum') is home to a host of renowned museums, charming and ...

The 9 Streets

The quaint and quirky streets that straddle Amsterdam’s grandest canals form the city’s most photogenic micro-neighbourhood. Known to locals as De Neg...

Jordaan

The Jordaan is possibly the most famous neighbourhood in the Netherlands. Akin to the reputation enjoyed by London’s Cockneys, this once working-class...

Museum district

Explore Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter and uncover a neighbourhood that’s home to some of the world’s most important artistic and historical treasures, ch...

Red Light District

The majority of people have heard about Amsterdam’s Red Light District well before their visit. Leaving nothing to the imagination, some stereotypes a...

Spiegelkwartier

Amsterdam’s Spiegelkwartier (literally: ‘mirror quarter’) is an absolute must for lovers of art, antiques and curiosities: the area has been at the he...

Nieuwmarkt

Located just a short stroll from Central Station, the area around the Nieuwmarkt is one of the oldest districts of Amsterdam. Spend a few hours explor...

Amstelveen

Amstelveen owes its existence to the Amstel River, which once played a crucial role in connecting Amsterdam to the rest of the Netherlands. Since then...

Nieuw-West

Nieuw-West (literally New West) is the largest and greenest neighbourhood of Amsterdam. Diverse and spacious, the area incorporates post WWII resident...

IJburg

Located in the easternmost part of Amsterdam, IJburg consists of three reclaimed islands. The city’s youngest area (construction began in 1996), it ha...

Amsterdam Zuid

Next to Vondelpark and below Museumplein lie some of Amsterdam’s most beautiful and wealthy neighbourhoods, where impressive manors line the leafy str...