districts

Amsterdam is comprised of seven city districts that include various neighbourhoods. Each district has its own district office. Amsterdam’s city districts include: Centre (including the canal ring and the Jordaan), West (with, for example, Oud-West, Westerpark and De Baarsjes neighbourhoods), Zuid (including De Pijp and Oud Zuid), Oost (with Oosterpark and IJburg), Noord, Nieuw-West (Osdorp and Slotervaart) and Zuidoost.

Take care of waste & recyling

Reduce your environmental footprint by recycling paper, textiles, plastic and glass and find out where to deposit household waste in your neighbourhoo...

Moving to Amsterdam

Get set for a new start in Amsterdam: read on for relocation tips and find out about employment, housing, international schools and more.

Find rental property

If you’re planning a short-term stay in the Amsterdam Area (under five years), renting is your best bet. After all, contracts can be easily chan...

De Baarsjes

De Baarsjes is very much on the rise as an up-and-coming Amsterdam neighbourhood with a population that is both young and multicultural. Situated rema...

Oud Zuid

Regarded as the poshest neighbourhood in Amsterdam, Oud Zuid has a decadent mix of culture and shopping. Residents feel generally safe and are pleased...

Geuzenveld-Slotermeer

One of Amsterdam's Westelijke Tuinsteden (‘Western Garden Towns’) that arose after WWII, Geuzenveld-Slotermeer is packed with parks, community gardens...

Grachtengordel

In 2010, Amsterdam’s iconic Grachtengordel (Canal Ring) became a Unesco World Heritage Site. But little will change in this already fiercely protected...