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.

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...

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...

Noord

The District of Amsterdam Noord (North) was cut off from the rest of the city by the IJ harbour for years – however, in the last decade there has been...

De Pijp

De Pijp is vibrant and very much on its way up. As can be expected of an area that is centred on the nation’s most famous outdoor market Albert Cuypma...

Jodenbuurt and De Plantage

Amsterdam's traditional Jodenbuurt (Jewish quarter) is a mix of the very old and the very new. It begins bustling with its Waterlooplein flea market j...

Osdorp

One of Amsterdam's Westelijke Tuinsteden ('Western Garden Towns') that arose after WWII, Osdorp has essentially completed a massive redevelopment. Onc...

Slotervaart Overtoomse Veld

Two of Amsterdam's ‘Western Garden Towns’, Slotervaart and its enjoining neighbourhood of Overtoomse Veld were built as residential areas after WWII. ...