Get involved in the local community and make friends in your neighbourhood

Neighbourhood centres help promote the welfare of local residents and increase interaction between the local community – encouraging the exchange of ideas and cohesion between the neighbourhood. Residents can visit their closest buurtkamer on a daily basis – or whenever they like – to read a newspaper, play games, drink coffee, socialise with neighbours or take part in organised activities. Some even host special gatherings around Christmas, New Year and other holidays. Especially useful for those with disabilities, people who live alone or families who are new to the neighbourhood, they are a great place to get involved in the local community or make new friends.

Renting your local buurtkamer

Local residents, organisations or entrepreneurs from the neighbourhood can rent their nearest buurtkamer for a small fee for private parties, meetings, workshops, language classes, hobby clubs or other activities. Each centre is usually equipped with convenient facilities such as a kitchen, toilet, meeting area and playground.

Neighbourhood rooms and centres in your area

These are just some of the neighbourhood centres in the Amsterdam Area:

  • Buurtkamer Kadoelen
    Neighborhood Room Kadoelen 
    1035 SB Amsterdam

  • Buurtkamer de Bestevâer
    Jan Van Galenstraat 107 G 
    1056 BK Amsterdam

  • Stadionbuurt
    Stadionplein 65 
    1076 CJ Amsterdam

  • Buurtkamer De Kleine Wereld
    Zilverberg 82
    1025 CJ Amsterdam

  • Buurtkamer Zeeburgereiland
    John Blankensteinstraat 1
    1095 MB Amsterdam

  • Costa & Co. 
    Da Costaplein 12
    1053 ZW Amsterdam

  • Buurtkamer Corantijn 
    Corantijnstraat 25
    1058 DB Amsterdam

  • Buurtkamer Parlarie 
    Barentszstraat 28 
    1013 NS Amsterdam
  • Wijkcentrum De Fjord
    Paul Krugerkade 6
    2021 BN Haarlem

  • Haarlem Noord 
    Laan van Berlijn 1
    2034 SB Haarlem

  • Buurtkamer Keizer Karelpark
    Lindenlaan 75, 1185 LC Amstelveen

  • Buurtkamers in Almere

  • Buurtkamer Ons Huis
    Oosterengweg 132
    1212 CR Hilversum

  • De Kleine Lelie
    Hilvertsweg 89-91
    1214 JB Hilversum

The list is by no means exhaustive. Ask around to find neighourhood centres and rooms where you live. Or if you are based in a smaller town or village, look out for a dorpshuis. A list of these can be found here.

Learn more about settling into life in the Amsterdam Area.