Amsterdam Sights

Old neighbourhoods

Nieuwmarkt

nieuwmarkt
Nieuwmarkt (New Market)

Lively square with many bars, restaurants and terraces in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam, located in the centre of Chinatown and next to De Wallen, Amsterdam's Red Light District

Jodenbuurt

jodenbuurt
Old Jewish Quarter

Stunning synagogues, striking buildings and impressive memorials, like the Jewish Historical Museum, the stately Portuguese Synagogue and the National Holocaust Memorial

De Pijp

de pijp
De Pijp neighborhood

Former working class neighbourhood, today a colorful mix of cultures, brown cafés, exotic restaurants and the largest street market of Amsterdam (Albert Cuyp), Heineken Brewery

Jordaan

Jordaan
Jordaan Quarter

A maze of streets, canals and alleys to the west of the old centre of Amsterdam. Main sights are Westertoren, Noorderkerk, Anne Frank House and many almshouses

Rosse buurt / De Wallen

walletjes
Red Light District

A network of alleys and canals in the old centre visited by many tourists and probably the most famous prostitution area in the Western world, with women behind a window or glass door, typically illuminated with red lights.

Chinatown

Chinatown
Chinatown Amsterdam

The oldest Chinese neighbourhood in continental Europe (since 1911), centered around Zeedijk, Nieuwmarkt and Geldersekade. The large He Hua Buddhist temple on the Zeedijk was built in 2000.

Museumkwartier

Museumkwartier
Museum Quarter

Amsterdam's most prestigious neighbourhood around Museumplein with the big 3 gems of the city: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. Other attractions are the Concertgebouw and upscale shopping streets PC Hooftstraat and Van Baerlestraat.

Spiegelkwartier

Spiegelkwartier
Art and antiques district

In this historic neighborhood with its typical old Dutch houses about 100 art specialists have their galleries, offices and stores.

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Amsterdam Neighbourhoods Explained

Amsterdam is broken up into districts or boroughs (stadsdelen), which are further divided into neighborhoods. More districts