Amsterdam city districts

The city of Amsterdam consists of seven city districts (stadsdelen): Centre, Nieuw-West, Noord, Oost, West, Zuid and Zuidoost.

Amsterdam city districts 

Amsterdam’s seven districts (not to be confused with buurtenneighbourhoods in Amsterdam) are Amsterdam Centre, West, Oost, Noord, Zuid, Nieuw-West and Zuidoost. Which district you live in will determine which City Office (stadsloket) you need to visit for official procedures such as registration and permits. Districts also organise refuse collection and much more.  

Visit for municipal information about the City of Amsterdam

Learn more about Amsterdam's seven city districts on the City of Amsterdam's official website for municipal content. The website also offers information about the City Offices in each city district, as well as information about waste and recycling in various districts and neighbourhoods.


Life in the Amsterdam Area

Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Ouder-Amstel & Diemen

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
A close connection to central Amsterdam. These cities enjoy a prime location at the centre of the Amsterdam Area.

Almere & Lelystad

Experience modern living in Amsterdam’s newest satellite cities.


Embrace history and culture in a mini Amsterdam. Haarlem has a lively community of 150,000 residents.

Haarlemmermeer, Aalsmeer & Uithoorn

Haarlemmermeer and the area surrounding Amsterdam Airport Schiphol connects Amsterdam with the world.

Hilversum, the Gooi & Vechtstreek

Hilversum near Amsterdam
Living in Green Amsterdam: A region filled with possibilities.

North of Amsterdam

Alkmaar terrace
An authentic Holland awaits north of Amsterdam: Alkmaar, Den Helder and Hoorn.

North Sea Coast

Relaxed living and an active lifestyle around Amsterdam’s coastline.

Zaanstad & Purmerend

Amsterdam Beemster polder windmill
Living alongside the cultural and industrial heritage of Amsterdam’s harbours.