Amsterdam Neighborhoods

Bloemendaal

Bloemendaal, Amsterdam

Bloemendaal (pronounced Bloomin-dahl) is a large municipality in North Holland and the wealthiest area in all The Netherlands. Although it encapsulates several glitzy districts and villages, including Bennebroek, ... more

Dam Square

Dam Square, Amsterdam

The site of the magnificent Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, and National Monument, Dam Square at the heart of Amsterdam is a lively and popular location by day for catching some rays, grabbing a light lunch, and ... more

De Pijp

De Pijp, Amsterdam

The favored district for young and affluent creative artists, architects, and musicians, De Pijp is an appealing melting pot of cultures, apparent in its vast selection of ethnic restaurants and colorful shops. ... more

East / East Docks

East / East Docks, Amsterdam

Although they’re located right next door to each other, the East and East Docks neighborhoods each have their own look and feel that add to the diversity of eastern Amsterdam. The latest addition to ... more

Jordaan

Jordaan, Amsterdam

Narrow streets, peaceful canals, and quaint 16th-century quarters make the Jordaan district one of the most scenic areas in Amsterdam. Daytime attractions include novelty boutiques, art studios, and ... more

Leidseplein

Leidseplein, Amsterdam

Bursting with enough nightlife options to keep most partiers out until dawn, Leidseplein is a vast square that draws a crowd practically twenty-four hours a day. In warm weather, the animated plaza ... more

Nieuwe Zijds

Nieuwe Zijds, Amsterdam

A historic area popular with many visitors to the city, the Nieuwe Zijds neighborhood is also home to some of Amsterdam’s most well-known coffeeshops and a booming nightlife centered along Spuistraat and ... more

Nieuwmarkt

Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

Nieuwmarkt, which is actually located in Amsterdam’s Chinatown district, is a popular square overflowing with day and nighttime opportunities that appeal to a wide variety of interests. Thanks to its proximity to ... more

Oude West / Westerpark

Oude West / Westerpark, Amsterdam

Western Amsterdam is split into Oude West and Westerpark, both working-class neighborhoods with an urban city culture. Some of the best deals for restaurants, cheap markets, and affordable nightlife ... more

Oude Zijds

Oude Zijds, Amsterdam

Skirting the Red Light District and covering the area east of Dam Square, Amsterdam's Oude Zijds neighborhood is the former Jewish quarter whose lavish greenery and picturesque canal scenes create a peaceful ... more

Red Light District

Red Light District, Amsterdam

Most famous for its sex shops, adult entertainment theaters, and the women who stand in the red-lighted windows hoping to attract customers, the Red Light District is the heart of Amsterdam’s tourism industry and ... more

Rembrandtplein

Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam

After Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) is the city’s second center of nightlife, itself a celebrated locale for clubbers looking for a more mainstream – and often pricey – experience. ... more

Weesperplein

Weesperplein, Amsterdam

Weesperplain is by no means bursting with nighttime activity, but it more than makes up for it by day, at least for those who enjoy a little bit of nature on the itinerary. Established in the 1600s, ... more

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