Old neighbourhoods

the districts you need to visit in Amsterdam

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

De Pijp


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

Museumkwartier   Museum Sq


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   Art District


Amsterdam's art and antiques district with its typical old Dutch houses about 100 art specialists have their galleries, offices and stores.



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.

De Wallen   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.

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

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.

De Plantage


Stately and quiet neighbourhood with one of the oldest botanical gardens (1682) of the world, Artis Zoo, Portuguese Synagogue, and Wertheimpark with the Auschwitz monument.