Buitenveldert was built in 1935 as part of a larger extension plan on the south side of Amsterdam. The area is on the north side bordered by business district Zuidas and A10 ring road and to the south starts the municipality of Amstelveen .
View of the western part of Buitenveldert with high and low rise
On the east side Amstel Park is located along the Amstel River. On the west side of Buitenveldert is the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest ) with the Bosbaan.
The Gijsbrecht van Aemstelpark is located in a long stretch through Buitenveldert from west to east. It is an ecological connection between the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest) and Amstel Park.
Both the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) as well as the associated hospital (VUmc) have their premises in Buitenveldert.
The main shopping centre of Buitenveldert is Gelderlandplein .
In the Buitenveldert neighborhood lives a substantial Jewish community, with its own synagogues, schools, shops, restaurants and other amenities, including a healthcare centre and Jewish hospice. In addition, the district has a large number of Japanese residents who also have their own shops and restaurants.
On the Amstel river at Kalfjeslaan is the Riekermolen, fronted by a statue of Rembrandt. In this area, Rembrandt often wandered and made sketches.
Bosbaan, a rowing course in the Amsterdamse Bos, dug in 1934 as an unemployment project. Photo: Aerophoto-Schiphol