Amsterdam neighbourhoods

Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm, and its own unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Head off the beaten path, and explore the city's many neighbourhoods and their hidden treasures.

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.

Amsterdam neighbourhood highlights