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Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

James Evans • Thu, Aug 24, 2023

Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

Introduction

Amsterdam, the city of canals, bikes, and tulips, is known for its diverse neighbourhoods. Each area offers a unique blend of history, culture, and architecture. In this article, we'll explore some of the most popular neighbourhoods and provide temporary accommodation options for your stay in Amsterdam! Working and living in Amsterdam, it's something special. Every year, up to a million tourists visit the largest city in the Netherlands with its beautiful canals and world-famous museums. But you only get to know a city when you live there. Enjoy a concert in the Vondelbunker, imagine yourself in the jungle in the Hortus Botanicus or discover vegan flavours in the Noorderlicht café. Enjoy these diverse neighbourhoods with our serviced apartments, which offer monthly rentals.

Amsterdam City Centre

The heart of Amsterdam, the City Centre, is a buzzing hub of activity. You'll find the iconic canal ring, world-renowned museums, and vibrant nightlife. But be warned, the streets are often filled with tourists, so prepare to navigate the bustling crowds! Amsterdam's centre is the city's most famous tourist spot. You would expect this to be the most expensive place to live in Amsterdam, but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Oudezijds Achterburgwal - Located in Amsterdam's famous red light district, this one-bedroom apartment has double-glazed windows to ensure noise reduction
  • Singel - Neighbouring the popular Rembrantplein street a modern one-bedroom property.
  • Groenburgwal - A few stops away from Central Station, with one bedroom and open living space.
Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

Amsterdam Jordaan

Jordaan, Amsterdam's charming gem, is a delightful maze of narrow streets, quaint canals, and historic buildings. This once working-class district is now a buzzing hub of trendy boutiques, hip galleries, and mouthwatering eateries. Take a leisurely canal-side stroll or hunt for hidden treasures at local markets – Jordaan's enchanting atmosphere will make you feel like you've stepped into a fairy tale. Discover fascinating museums, enjoy bike rides along the canal belt, stroll through the 9 streets, step into authentic pubs in the Jordaan and enjoy the sunset from the Amstel.

Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

Amsterdam West

Amsterdam West is a melting pot of cultures, offering a mix of trendy cafes, colourful markets, and lush parks. It's the perfect place for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre while still being within easy reach of all the attractions. The former working-class neighbourhood of Oud-West is now a trendy neighbourhood where, according to the municipality of Amsterdam, the 'happiest Amsterdammers' live. A good reason to move here, right? Because Amsterdam Oud-West is directly adjacent to the centre, this neighbourhood is ideal for people who commute there daily. But there are many other reasons to choose Oud-West. It is between Westerpark, Vondelpark and Rembrandtpark, so you will never have a green spot. You will also find plenty of hip restaurants and nice cafes or enjoy a night out in the Foodhallen.

Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

Amsterdam East

Amsterdam East is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood, offering a unique blend of historic charm and modern living. With its stunning parks, hip eateries, and eclectic shopping, you'll never run out of things to do in this lively area! Amsterdam East is a popular neighborhood among Amsterdammers and includes the new districts of Ijburg, the Zeeburg Islands, Watergraafsmeer and Amsteldorp. You will find busy shopping streets, many parks and numerous cultural highlights. In recent years, a lot of bars and restaurants have been added that provide a delicious mix with the traditional oriental restaurants that were already there. The third most popular market in Amsterdam, De Dappermarkt, also attracts many visitors every Sunday. Despite the rising rents, it is still possible to find relatively cheap apartments here. This diversity in house prices ensures that Amsterdam East is a popular place to live.

  • Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat - Nearing the popular Newmarket a two-bedroom property
  • KNSM-laan - Two Bedroom apartment on the island KSNM boasting canal views and free parking
  • Carolina Macgillavrylaan - Modern outline with a terrace that boasts a view of all of Amsterdam, offering two bedrooms and free parking
Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

Amsterdam South

Amsterdam South boasts a mix of upscale living, green spaces, and cultural attractions. This chic neighbourhood is perfect for those who enjoy the finer things in life, with posh boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and famous museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Are you looking for a lively, vibrant and creative neighbourhood? Then living in De Pijp Amsterdam is definitely something for you! The flair that hangs here has always been very attractive to artistic Amsterdammers, but students and young families cannot resist its call either. From quiet parks and lively, authentic markets to hip bars and world restaurants; there is something for everyone! With the Metro line 52, the so-called North-South line, you can be in the outermost parts of the capital within ten minutes - speaking of centrally located.

Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

Amsterdam North and Zandaam

Amsterdam North is a creative hub, attracting artists and innovators alike. With its industrial charm, modern architecture, and stunning waterfront views, this neighborhood offers a refreshing change of pace from the city's historic center. Living in Amsterdam North is the trend of the moment. This district on the other side of the IJ is doing so well that thousands of new homes will be added in the coming years. The area's industrial past is particularly evident in the NDSM wharf, the former shipyard that has been transformed into a trendy and creative urban spot that is reminiscent of East Berlin at times. But many other neighbourhoods in the district, such as the Vogelbuurt and the Van Der Pekstraat, are also in full development. With the construction of metro line 52, the so-called North-South line, in 2018, you can be in the center of the city within a few minutes - which only benefits the popularity of Amsterdam Noord.

  • Teakhout - Modern one-edroom apartment next to Zaandam station
  • Fazantweg - Cozy two bedroom apartment 5 minutes away from metro to central station
Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods

To sum it all up

Amsterdam's neighbourhoods offer a rich and diverse experience for every traveller. Whether you're looking for the bustling energy of the city centre, the creative vibes of Amsterdam North, or the upscale charm of Amsterdam South, there's a perfect temporary accommodation waiting for you. Just remember, the bikes rule the streets, so keep an eye out for those two-wheeled speedsters!

Embracing Amsterdam's Diverse Neighbourhoods