Hidden gems and hotspots

You’re guaranteed to be stimulated with almost 50 art, culture, nature, health and food events and parties on offer over 24 hours. Visit Zuidoost’s newest hotspots from gigantic street art to a brand new queer-friendly nightclub. The list of highlights is endless! Immerse yourself in a unique mix of cultures and treat yourself to a culinary world trip sampling authentic dishes that you won’t find anywhere else.

Whether you live around the corner or on the other side of town, this will be a day you’ll remember for years to come.

Why head to Zuidoost?

A better question might be why not? In 1966 the first pile was driven into a barren polder, and Amsterdam-Zuidoost was born. What promised to be the city of the future took some time to take off, but now, 52 years later, young artists, creative talent and entrepreneurs are heading to the Bijlmer in their droves.

More colourful and arty than ever

Zuidoost is buzzing. Creative breeding grounds and hip hotspots are sprouting up like mushrooms. Heesterveld has provided a home for artistic types, a gallery and an art route through neighborhood H for some time. And in September, queer-friendly nightclub JACK joined them when it opened its doors.

An extensive program

24H Zuidoost will take over the area on Saturday 15 September. It will provide the perfect opportunity to rediscover the most colourful part of the city, and its beautiful mix of cultures. Everyone is welcome. The program features around 50 events bursting at the seams with art, fashion, music, dance, theatre, nature, health, food and parties.

From roti lovers to ravers

Come and discover Zuidoost’s hidden gems. The Gaasperdammer tunnel will be transformed into a unique cinema especially for 24H Zuidoost and film buffs. Art lovers can take a behind the scenes peek into the art flats or pick up a bargain at an art auction.

Visit some of the up-and-coming locations, such as an early rave at club JACK. Learn more about the story behind Zuidoost with a history quiz, discover the Bijlmer on a walking tour (1.5 hours) or learn about the 50 year history of Bijlmer and the Bijlmer plane crash. Foodies haven’t been forgotten! World of Food will take you on a culinary trip plus there’s a Surinamese cooking workshop for the kids.

There’s no better way to enjoy your Saturday. We hope to see you on 15 September in Zuidoost!