Ethnically diverse with a super laidback vibe, Amsterdam East (Oost) is known for its wide streets lined by monumental 19th-century buildings, wide spaces and leafy green avenues. Its vibrant cultural mix in the colourful Dapper and Indische neighbourhoods to name just two make it the perfect place to experience a new upcoming funkier Amsterdam right on the border of the city center.
Do you like to shop? There are plenty of opportunities to do just that in the small boutique stores in the Java area as well as the lively 100 year old Dapper market. Eating and drinking will be a feast ! East boasts an exciting array of restaurants from the ‘seen to be seen’ places to be, traditional Turkish bakeries, Surinamese tokos, Vegan health spots, local beer gardens & exciting middel eastern Syrian street food markets.
One thing for sure is that you will not go thirsty in East. Here you can hang out in some of Amsterdams most relaxed bars with locals, expats, holiday makers and lots of students.
East is green… very green and surrrounded by lots of waterways. Be it winter or summer, You will thoroughly enjoy the nature in east. Parks such as the beautiful Oosterpark, Flevopark & Frankendael are there to be enjoyed all year round as well as the Nieuwerdiep and Zeeburger islands & waterways.
More good news ! East is super accessable. For art lovers, day trips to Amsterdams newest districts in North are just a bike ride away as well as the chique branded stores in south and the colurful foodhalls in West & Westerpark areas.