Cultural diversity and diversions in Amsterdam Zuidoost

A new fixture on the 24H Amsterdam agenda for 2016, 24H Zuidoost (south east) is an opportunity to discover and experience all that this vibrant district has to offer. A world away from the canals-and-clogs image of Amsterdam, Zuidoost is a neighbourhood of contrasts. Visually, it's a mix of high-rise residential housing and gleaming high-tech office buildings, housing global firms like ING and Staples. But the cultural contrasts are also evident here; from the colourful influence of the area's Caribbean immigrant population on food, drink and art, to the global scale entertainment on offer at the Heineken Music Hall, the Ziggo Dome, the Pathe ArenA multiplex cinema and the Amsterdam ArenA. With around 100,000 residents from more than 150 ethnic backgrounds, Zuidoost promises to be an exciting and varied backdrop to a wonderful weekend of culture in Amsterdam.

Zuidoost: lively & vibrant

A phantom spot on the map? Didn’t think so. If you take a closer look, you will see that Amsterdam’s Zuidoost is a lively and vibrant area. During 24H you will be guided through a side of Zuidoost that you didn’t know existed: visit an open-air sauna, a festival in an old garage, a convent brewery or a party at Oma Ietje. Play dominos with the locals, visit the Kleiburg studio brimming with artistic talent, take a tour around the Taibah Mosque and indulge in the yummiest goodies during Heel Zuidoost Bakt. 

Check out the full 24H Zuidoost programme