Neighbourhoods in Amsterdam

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Neighbourhoods in Amsterdam

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  • emwhitnall
    Sydney, Australia482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favourite area to visit in Amsterdam! It’s such a pretty area to wander around, with plenty of little shops and restaurants to visit.
    Written 13 December 2023
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  • Nathan&Gemma
    London, UK89 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit when you come to Amsterdam, it is all part of the culture!

    The canals are beautiful and the actual area itself is nice. This is where you will see the various small “windows” where the ladies are within. It does have that strange feeling, however the general atmosphere was good.
    Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,764 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Now we perceive Amsterdam as a city of canals. However, the city has not always been like this. The Singel (belt) was the first to be excavated at the beginning of the XV century. It was more of a defensive moat. After almost 2 centuries, the Amsterdam City Council adopted the project of the humble carpenter Hendrik Staets. The plan was simple and ingenious. In parallel, Singel Status suggested digging 3 more channels. The excavated soil was used to create embankments for the construction of houses. Each channel had a depth of 2 meters and a width of 25 meters, so that 4 barges could disperse in the channel. The width of the embankments was assumed to be 30 meters. The height of the houses excluded the darkening of each other. The project started in 1612 and lasted for almost half a century. Up to 4000 channels could be in the created garland at a time (!!!) ships. The production and houses of the proletarians were moved to the territory of the modern Jordan district beyond the Prinsengracht canal. that's why the houses facing this canal have the most modest facades. The same cannot be said about Herengracht and Kaisersgracht. During the construction process, the city nobility began to buy up plots and decorate the gables of houses in every possible way. During the construction process, a curved pediment in the shape of a bottleneck appeared, invented by Philip Wingbons. These bell-shaped gables have become a signature feature of Amsterdam. Below the gable ridge there was a lifting beam with a lifting mechanism that allowed lifting loads directly from boats and barges to the upper floors. They are used even now, because it is impossible to move bulky furniture up steep stairs. Almost all houses have a narrow facade. This is explained by a large tax on the width of the facade, introduced by the city council. The ingenious Amsterdammers built houses, they built narrow but elongated houses, on the back of which servants lived without windows. It was in such a remote room on the Prinsengracht that Anne Frank's family hid for almost 2 years from 1942 to 1944. Like Venice, a typical tourist attraction is a canal tour. Since I did this 20 years ago, this time I just walked along the canals. It is worth doing both in the afternoon and in the evening, because the impressions differ...
    Written 27 January 2024
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  • YAS
    London, UK25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    9 streets next to each other with all the shopping experience you’d hope for. You can find local brands, boutiques, and department stores.
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Ben Price
    London, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of great food options from all around the world and lots of seating available. Can get busy and feel slightly crowded but adds the experience. A tram station very close by and is easily accessible. The burger in the picture is from ‘the butcher’ stall and is prepared right in front of you.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,458 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oud-Zuid, or the Old South, is a vibrant and pleasant neighborhood south of downtown Amsterdam. With neat and clean streets, this area is full of distinctive restaurants and local boutiques. It is also a nice place to escape the tourist crowd in the Dutch city.
    Written 3 June 2023
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  • eileen7777
    Saclay, France175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to see, surprising.
    A lot of beautiful street art.
    Come and see it by cycle, that you can put on the boat to access from the center.
    Written 4 August 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,458 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the de facto center of Oud-Zuid, one of Amsterdam's most exclusive neighborhoods. Cornelis Schuytstraat is full of interesting shops and quality restaurants. A stroll in weekends is a perfect pastime.
    Written 3 June 2023
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  • Jurgen B
    Brussels, Belgium2,868 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved walking around this small island, looking at all the houses. Also enough green bushy spots here to take a leak when nature calls you...
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,357 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    De Eilanden ( Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland en Realeneiland ) are three artificial islands that were constructed in the beginning of the 17th century as an expansion for the "Gouden Real" area ( a traditional indication for an area of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands). From the beginning there were so many businesses in this area such as shipyard, storehouses for all the spices, grain or merchandise they brought from all part of the world. In the 70's this area were rediscoverd by a lot of artists and they began to settle down here. The islands had rich history. Nowadays the old store houses were transformed into luxury apartments, houses or offices. Today the day you still feel the atmosphere of the old glory of the past by seeing the old wooden lift bridges and the old façade walls with their gable stones. It's absolutely a nice are walking area.
    Written 19 April 2019
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  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, UK1,200 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed in a hotel near here so got a good feel for the area. About 15 mins walk from Amsterdam Central station. Very pleasant to walk along the various water ways during the day. Also feels safe at night. There is an area near the water with a few restaurants and a big supermarket.
    Written 12 February 2023
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  • Clogs
    Poland2,962 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice neighborhood offering quality shopping experience in typical Amsterdam old town setting. Good selection of art, antique, vintage shops, as well as pubs and restaurants. Makes for nice strolling and browsing.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • AlTraveler
    Satellite Beach, FL310 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place was Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter of the past. The monument and stone gate that still remains could make people remember what history has brought and carried to present.
    Written 30 July 2019
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed this neighborhood in Amsterdam. It seemed older and denser than places like The Jordaan, with more energy. There is a small Square with lots of cafes if you want to take a rest. Lots of shops too.

    You will find several Points of interest within a few blocks including a church.
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • edgebilly
    Chaddesley Corbett, UK65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely tree lined plaza with a nice array of pubs and bars away from the hustle & bustle of the old city. Much nicer atmosphere and very pleasant walk from Dam Square - well worth a visit.
    Written 5 October 2018
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