Districts of Amsterdam
You will see the districts of Amsterdam on the city map - before there were 14 of them, but today they have been united into 7 districts (the purpose of the union is better interaction between districts).
Names and descriptions of districts in Amsterdam
- Noord: the area delights travelers and townspeople with regularly photographed cultural events, as well as the Het Twiske recreation area.
- Center: consists of the Jordan quarters (famous for the Nordermarkt market and the labyrinths of streets ideal for walking; and here you can also get acquainted with Dutch folklore during the music festival of the same name), Jodenbuyurt (famous for the Rembrandt house-museum, home of the diamond company "Gassan Diamonds" and the Jewish Historical Museum), de Plantage (the Mauderport Gate, the Botanical Garden with exotic plants planted in it, the Aquarium, the Artis Zoo), Nievesades (it is worth walking along Dam Square with the Royal Palace located on it), Grachtengordel (the main attractions - Anne Frank House and Westerkerk Church), Audzeids (its highlight is the Red Light District).
- Zuid: interesting for the Albert Cuyp market, the Sarphati park and the Heineken brewery, famous for the Concertgebouw concert hall, the museum square with the Diamond Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stetelijk Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the Vondelpark.
- Zuidoost: green area and Amsterdam Arena of interest.
- West: Divided into De Barshes (quiet and relatively inexpensive), Oud West (bordered by Vondelpark) and other neighborhoods.
- Oost: interesting for the Dappermarkt market and for its artificial islands.
- Nieuw-West: Subdivided into Osdorp (ecological residential area), Sloterwart (famous for gardens and walkways) and Gesenveld-Slotermeer (Lake Sloterplas deserves attention - here you can go diving, fishing, sailing and canoeing). Attractions Nieuw-West - St. Peter's Church, Art Kitchen Gallery, Oeverlanden Nature Reserve (home to 40 bird species), Slaughter Park, where the Loveland Festival is celebrated in August.
Where to stay for tourists
Upon arrival in Amsterdam, you should prepare yourself for the fact that the city has rather expensive housing (this also applies to transportation costs). The most attractive place for tourists to live is considered to be the Central District, namely, the Grachtengordel quarter (ideal for walking around the city), but it is important to understand that it is also the most expensive.
Those wishing to settle in the center should be advised to choose a hotel in the Plantage quarter - this is a fairly quiet place, suitable for living with children. A good place to stay is Jordan - vacationers will be pleased to wander the streets of the quarter and observe the city's daily life..
For youth groups, the De Pijp area is awash with noisy bars and cheap eateries. The cheapest accommodation can be rented in the Zuidoost area (metro runs to the center), but it is considered not very calm due to social tensions.