between Amstel River and Amsterdamse Bos

Bordering Amstelveen, with a large Jewish and Japanese community, VU (university), VUMC (hospital) and Gelderlandplein shopping mall.


Typical Buitenveldert apartment blocks

Buitenveldert - along with Oud-Zuid, De Pijp and Rivierenbuurt - is part of the newly shaped borough of Amsterdam Zuid.

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 .

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.

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.

Jewish and Japanese community

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.

nearby accommodation and restaurants
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Map of Buitenveldert neighbourhood

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Ice skating on the Bosbaan rowing course

Christelijk Lyceum

Christelijk Lyceum by architect Duintjer


Riekermolen    wind mill, fronted by a statue of Rembrandt, near the banks of the Amstel River. In this area, Rembrandt often wandered and made sketches.

fun forest

Fun Forest    climbing park in the Amsterdamse Bos

Gijsbrecht van Aemstelpark

Work of art in the Gijsbrecht van Aemstelpark


Flowers in bloom in Amstel Park

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