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Amsterdam neighbourhoods

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.

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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 hot spot, an active excursion or an off-the-beaten-track cycling tour, there's something for everyone. Discover a different side of Amsterdam.

Neighbourhoods of Amsterdam


Old shipyard turned creative haven


Vibrant atmosphere against a green backdrop


Urban renewal meets nature’s beauty

Oostelijke Eilanden

Oostelijke eilanden
Where water and modern architecture meet

De Plantage

De Plantage
Cultural garden with an elegant touch


Hip places, green spaces and diverse faces

De Pijp

De Pijp
Bustling mix of culture, cuisine and cafés

Oud Zuid

Oud Zuid
From age-old art to high-end chic

Oud West

Local hotspots and hidden gems

Bos en Lommer & De Baarsjes

Bos en Lommer, Baarsjes
Celebrating diversity around every corner


Cultural melting pot and large-scale entertainment

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


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


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


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...

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...


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...