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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

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Amsterdam Noord

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

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Amsterdam Oost

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

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Amsterdam Zuid

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

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Amsterdam West

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

The nicest neighborhoods for shopping

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Czaar Peterstraat

Dine, drink and shop for inspiring fashion, gifts and more on the Czaar Peterstraat in Amsterdam.

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Head out into this hip Amsterdam neighbourhood to find trendy shops and fantastic food and drink.

Special little shops and welcoming cafés the Amsterdam way – discover the great 9 Straatjes shopping district.

A stunningly designed ravel of canals that give Amsterdam its unique character.

View art and collectables from around the world in Amsterdam’s historical arts and antiques quarter.

Learn about the religion, culture and history of the Jewish people and Judaism in Holland.

Discover one of the most famous and controversial districts 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.