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.

Exploring the city

Look just around the corner and there’s so much more waiting to be explored! A visit to one of the extraordinary districts around the centre is certainly something not to be missed. Each area has its own character, quirky 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. Browse the below resources and the neighbourhood guide to 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

Where water and modern architecture meet

De Plantage

Cultural garden with an elegant touch


Hip places, green spaces and diverse faces

De Pijp

Bustling mix of culture, cuisine and cafés

Oud Zuid

Rijksmuseum Gardens 24h Zuid Amsterdam
From age-old art to high-end chic

Oud West

Local hotspots and hidden gems

Bos en Lommer & De Baarsjes

Celebrating diversity around every corner


Cultural melting pot and large-scale entertainment

Day trips from Amsterdam

Zaanse Schans windmills CC BY 2.0 gags9999 via Flickr
Head out beyond the borders of the city centre and explore the wider Amsterdam Area.

More Amsterdam neighbourhoods

Enchanting day trips from Amsterdam