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Stay at these Coolest Neighborhoods in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a charming city with narrow alleys, green parks, beautiful houses, and waterway canals. There is no doubt about it. It is a truly magical place but you have to agree with me when I say some of its areas have an additional appeal. The city offers a plethora of options to get an insight into its amazing food, culture, and local life. Make a thorough research on how you can best of the experience while we help you out to stay at the best place that suits your style and budget. Additionally, we have listed some of the top things you can do there.


Westerpark Neighborhood- Best for First-Timers

Westerpark located in proximity to the city center is named after a large park in its center. It is at the perfect place where you can get a city vibe and even far enough from the city to offer a chilled-out stay. The architecture of the place is stunning with many of its residential buildings featuring Art Deco-esque and impressive brickwork. We have picked this area because it is located in a very convenient spot from where you can easily explore the sightseeing hotspots. You can get enough options for accommodations, restaurants, and shops.
Best Hotel: Westward Art Hotel Amsterdam

Top Things to Do

  • Attend the monthly craft and art market, held on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Enjoy local beers at De Prael brewery and Troost.
  • Relax at an urban beach, Het Stenen Hoofd.


De Pijp- Best for Nightlife

This neighborhood might turn out to be the best place to chill out over a weekend. You can have the best experience of the city’s nightlife in De Pijp although Leidseplein has been considered as the major area for nightlife. It has a range of some amazing brunch restaurants with a picturesque urban layout. The place is also famous for its iconic Albert Cuyp Market and a large concentration of pubs and bars. It is one of the coolest areas with a youthful and Bohemian vibe to it.
Best Hotel: Okura, Amsterdam Hostel Sarphati

Top Things to Do

  • Visit P.L. Takstraat that is admired due to its decorative architecture.
  • Enjoy at a café on Marie Heinekenplein.
  • Take a tour of the Heineken Experience, the internationally known beer brand.


Plantage- Best Place for Families

It is a calm and quiet zone of the city which is mostly residential and boasts of Jewish heritage. It can be the best place to hang out with your family and just a 20-minute walk from the heart of the city center. You can even commute by metro if you want. The place is more kind of artsy that does not give you much of a cool and a youthful vibe.
Best Hotel: Wittenberg

Top Things to Do

  • Visit the world’s oldest botanic garden, Hortus Botanicus.
  • Watch an amazing performance at the Dutch National Opera and Ballet.
  • Have an insight into Jewish history by going to the Jewish History Museum and the National Holocaust Museum.


Oid Zuid(South)- Best Place to stay on a Budget

Lastly, we are including in our list a neighborhood that you can pick if you are on a budget. It is a major tourist area that is, in fact, a district where you can explore world-class museums, watch arty films at Rialto Cinema and relish on global cuisine at some of the amazing restaurants the place has in its vicinity.
Best Hotel: Hotel Verdi

Top Things to Do

  • Book your tickets for a classical concert at Concertgebouw.
  • Head to the beach at Strand Zuid.
  • Go to the Diamond Museum to know more about the diamond trade.

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