Prettiest streets in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a pretty city overall, but we are certain that there are a few streets that are a crowd's favourite. We are here to list some of Amsterdam's prettiest and most unique streets for you. Get your cameras ready, this will be worth it.
Starting the list strong with the gorgeous Lomanstraat, where people come from all over to observe the uniquely arched Honey Locust tree branches forming a beautiful arch right in the middle of the street. If you’re looking for unique Instagram-like pictures of the city, this is the street for you.
If you’re in downtown Amsterdam, it’s pretty difficult to miss the spectacular Raadhuisstraat, located right between Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and Prinsengracht. The street's name comes after the former city hall, now the Royal Palace. This street is one of the most famous streets in the city centre, so it is definitely worth spending some time there.
At the Roemer Visscherstraat, close to the Vondelpark, you can see seven mansions representing seven countries. These residential houses (Zevenlandenhuizen) each represent an architectural style from a different European country: Spanish, Italian, French, English, Russian, German and Dutch.
Although it is not your typical street, this historic bridge stands out as it overlooks and connects many landmarks in the city. From over the bridge, you can see the famous National Opera and Ballet and the beautiful canal. You’ll be just a few minutes from the gorgeous Botanical Gardens (also worth stopping by).
Reguliersgracht is the location of the seven bridges of Amsterdam, well-known by photographers around the city. The canal passes through the Herengracht, Keizersgracht, and Prinsengracht, making it a unique and strategic point in the city. The bridges especially look beautiful and romantic when lit up in the evening.
Amstelveld is a town square in the centre of Amsterdam, located right between Reguliersgracht, Prinsengracht, and Kerkstraat. The area is lovely to bike and walk around, especially when the weather is good. It is a hidden spot for unique pictures of Amsterdam and an excellent spot for al fresco dining under the trees.
This beautiful tree-lined street is named after the well-known Dutch writer Geertruida Bosboom-Toussaint. Located in Oud-West, this particular street is easily accessed from Leidseplein, Overtoom and Vondelpark.
Located in the West area, right between Marco Polostraat and Mercatorplein, this street encompasses some of Amsterdam’s most notable architecturally designed buildings. It is one of many examples of Amsterdam School buildings, an architectural movement of the early 20th century which was rooted in socialist ideals.
Located in Oud-West, the Bilderdijkstraat has it all. If you are roaming around, expect to see exceptional cafes, restaurants, local boutiques, fast food places, and many concept stores. If you want to explore many things at once, this street will keep you busy. Not only is it full of things to do, but the road also has gorgeous old buildings built in true Amsterdam architectural design.
Located in the Jordaan neighbourhood, the Noordermarkt is a bustling square that comes to life every Monday and Saturday with a vibrant farmer's market. The square is surrounded by beautiful 17th-century buildings, many of which have been converted into shops and cafes. With its cobblestone streets, historic facades, and vibrant atmosphere, the Noordermarkt is a great place to soak up the local culture and take in the beauty of Amsterdam.
Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets)
The Nine Streets, or De Negen Straatjes, is a picturesque neighbourhood in Amsterdam's historic canal district. The area is known for its unique boutiques, vintage shops, and cosy cafes, all housed in 17th-century buildings. Visitors can explore the city's art and design scene while taking in historical landmarks such as the Westerkerk. A stroll through the Nine Streets is a must for those looking to experience the charm and beauty of Amsterdam's canal district.
The Cornelis Schuytstraat, also known as “Little Paris in Amsterdam”, is another stunning street in Amsterdam, located in the Oud-Zuid neighbourhood. The street is lined with towering trees and charming Amsterdam homes, creating a picturesque atmosphere. Additionally, it is a shopper's paradise, with many small boutiques to peruse. You can also enjoy a variety of dining options, ranging from cosy cafes to intimate restaurants.
Located on Prinseneiland, close to the Jordaan area, you’ll find Bickersgracht – a tranquil cobblestoned street lined with beautiful historic buildings and houseboats. One of the unique features of Bickersgracht is the mix of old and new architecture, ranging from old warehouses to modern apartments and offices. You’ll also find a small surprise nestled along the Bickersgracht – a quaint petting zoo called ‘De Dierencapel’. Who would’ve thought that you’d find a petting zoo in the heart of Amsterdam?
You'll need to venture a little further to reach this street, but what better way to discover a city than taking a delightful bicycle ride? Jump on your bike and go to the Nieuwendammerdijk in Amsterdam Noord. As you travel down this lengthy street, you'll experience the sensation of being in the countryside with charming farm-style residences, waterways and grassy fields lining the street. Nieuwendammerdijk is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a tranquil and scenic adventure in Amsterdam Noord.