Neighborhoods of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is more than just canals. Go off the beaten track and discover the real Amsterdam in one of the typical districts or neighborhoods outside the city center. Each neighborhood has its own charm and appearance with great places for shopping, eating, and accommodation.

Amsterdam neighborhoods
  • Amsterdam Noord

    Unlock the secrets of Amsterdam Noord, filled with hip hotspots and a gateway to the countryside.

    Read more
  • Amsterdam Oost

    Visit Oost for a delightful change of pace, family-friendly attractions and modern architecture.

    Read more
  • Amsterdam Zuid

    Lose yourself in the charms of Amsterdam Zuid’s world-class museums, restaurants, parks and venues.

    Read more
  • Amsterdam West

    Experience all that Amsterdam West has to offer with dining, shopping and entertainment highlights.

    Read more
The nicest neighborhoods for shopping

Best reviewed hotels in Amsterdam

Fantastic location, excellent service, friendly staff or great value for money.

View this selection of top hotels in Amsterdam

Markets and parks in Amsterdam

Each of Amsterdam’s neighborhoods has a beautiful park where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. In the West, there is Westerpark along with Westergasterrein, a home to many cultural and recreational activities. Around the corner from the Rijksmuseum is the world-famous Vondelpark in stately Amsterdam-Zuid. This is the largest city park in Amsterdam and it offers plenty of recreational opportunities. In Amsterdam Oost is Oosterpark, close to Artis.


Amsterdam has markets of all kinds and sizes and with a wide range of products. Vintage items and interior fabrics can be found at the Noordermarkt in the Jordaan. After visiting this market on a Monday or Saturday, walk through the 9 streets for the nicest and most original shops.

The world-famous Albert Cuyp Market in De Pijp is the biggest open-air market in Europe.

The daily Ten Kate market in Amsterdam Oud-West is on the Kinkerstraat. You can buy products from all over the world here six days a week.

Search hotels

Where to sleep in Amsterdam
Other places you might also like …
  • Haarlem

    It is the northern city that enjoys life to the fullest.

    Read more
  • Delft

    Canals, Delft blue, Johannes Vermeer: this is the versatile town of Delft.

    Read more
  • Alkmaar

    A wonderful historic city with plenty of cheese, art and culture.

    Read more
  • Leiden

    A historic student town with plenty of pubs and restaurants in a historic setting.

    Read more