De Pijp

Amsterdam's Quartier Latin

De Pijp is a dynamic melting pot of cultures and nationalities with plenty of bars, cafés, restaurants, hip shops, daily food market, and the stately Sarphatipark for recreation

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The bustle Albert Cuyp Market in De Pijp

De Pijp*, known as Amsterdam's Quartier Latin, situated in the southern part of Amsterdam, is one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts of Amsterdam.

The inhabitants, the narrow streets, the many cafes and restaurants with international cuisine and the atmosphere of De Pijp are all reminiscent of the famous Parisian students' quarter.

Nightlife

Like the Jordaan quarter, de Pijp has plenty of fantastic cafés, restaurants, and shops.

The many cafes and restaurants in Frans Halsstraat, at Marie Heinekenplein and the streets around Gerard Douplein are tremendously popular.

Sarphatipark

The Sarphatipark is a public urban park, is named after Samuel Sarphati . Built in beautiful English landscape style, it is a resting place in the middle of De Pijp. The park has a luxurious appearance, which is enhanced by the stately houses around it.

Heineken Experience

At the Heineken Brewery on Stadhouderskade you can see how beer is traditionally brewed.

Bohemian quarter

Formerly a working class quarter built to ease the overpopulated Jordaan in the 19th century and to house labourers, De Pijp nowadays is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. In De Pijp 144 nationalities live together. It is one of the most popular residential, shopping and entertainment areas in Amsterdam.

Thanks to scores of artists and students in search of a cheap room to rent, De Pijp has become a lively bohemian district. Today, De Pijp is so popular that house prices have gone up dramatically.

Albert Cuypmarkt

In De Pijp district you'll find many exotic and authentic Syrian, Moroccan, Surinamese restaurants, Spanish, Indian and Turkish delicatessens and grocery stores.

But the biggest attraction of De Pijp is a visit to the cosy Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam's largest and busiest market. It is held from Mondays through Saturdays along Albert Cuypstraat, between Van Woustraat and Ferdinand Bolstraat.

* No one really knows what the name "De Pijp" stands for. Some people say it owes its name to the long and narrow streets that resemble pipes or to the infamous gas company, the 'Pipe', which used to supply energy to the area.

How to get there?

De Pijp is located straight south of the city centre, a short metro or tram ride away from the bustle in the streets of central Amsterdam

directions_subway 52 from Rokin
tram 4 24 from Dam Square
nearby accommodation and restaurants
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Map of De Pijp neighbourhood

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Terrace at café De Pilsvogel , nearby the Albert Cuyp Market   Gerard Douplein 14

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Sarphatipark

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Monument in honour of the 19th century Amsterdam Jewish doctor and benefactor Samuel Sarphati.   Sarphatipark

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Ugga  sells delicious Jewish pastries and bread from freshly made dough   Gerard Doustraat 103 A

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Scandinavian Embassy  - trendy breakfast and lunch spot   Sarphatipark 34

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