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

5 things to do in Noord

Once considered an up-and-coming neighbourhood, Amsterdam Noord has become a quaint and thriving hub of culture and activity. Often described by visit...

5 things to do in Oost

Culture, food and film are a few things you can expect in the hip neighbourhood of Amsterdam Oost. Head there for trendy bars, rooftop views, diverse ...

5 things to do in Oud West

There's a lot to do just outside the canal ring of Amsterdam; the Oud-West neighbourhood holds onto its historic charm but adds a dash of modern cultu...

5 things to do in De Pijp

De Pijp’s stylish eateries and independent stores will keep you occupied all day or even longer. The former Latin quarter continually renews its...

5 things to do in Oud Zuid

Oud-Zuid is the neighbourhood you want to be in if you’re an art-lover, or recent lottery winner. It’s home to the Museumplein and some of...

5 things to do in Westerpark

The vibrant neighbourhood of Westerpark is always buzzing with things to do. From unique culinary experiences to outdoor activities, there are loads o...