Occupying a roughly triangular area bordered by the stately Vondelpark to the south, the leafy and lively Oud-West (Old West) is the result of rapid urban expansion in the last quarter of the 19th Century.

Coffee and culture in Amsterdam Old West

Foodhallen Amsterdam De Hallen Franklin Heijnen

An increasing number of convivial coffee shops are opening their doors on the bustling Kinkerstraat, and at its intersection with Ten Katemarkt, you’ll come across one of Amsterdam’s coolest developments – De Hallen. Having undergone an enchanting renovation, this former tram depot now houses a boutique hotel, cinema, two restaurants and a food hall that’s a sheer feast of a treat for culinary connoisseurs. It’s monthly Local Goods Market is the place to go for some of Amsterdam’s finest craft goods, too. 

Did you know ...? When the weather’s fine, Oud-West is a good place to go to see people ‘SUP’-ing (Stand-Up Paddle Boarding) through the canals.