Amsterdam East City Guide

Amsterdam East Travel Tips

Amsterdam East is one of the upcoming or so called hipster neighbourhoods in Amsterdam! It almost seems that a new hotspot opens the doors every week. I’m one of the happy Amsterdammers to call Amsterdam East my home and what I really like is that it’s super close to the city center and De Pijp but that it has a completely different vibe. In the warmer months a drink at the rooftop of The Volkshotel is a must to enjoy the stunning views over Amsterdam!

Discover the Javastraat & Linneausstraat in East

Another thing I really like about Amsterdam East is that you find hotspots and lowspots right next to each other in one street. When it comes to restaurants there is really something for everyone and for every budget! The Javastraat and the Linneausstraat are some of the best shopping streets on the East side of town.

If you want the local feel and experience the multi-culural vibe of Amsterdam East then the local market ‘Dappermarkt’ is a must visit. You can find delicious streetfood there like kebab and more! And no matter which season, a stroll around the Oosterpark is a great idea. In the summer months you can even find a plunge pool there for kids. Another great place to visit during the weekend is Park Frankendael in Amsterdam East. This is also the place where the Pure Markt (a Sunday Market) is held once a month.

And finally: if you’re looking for a hotspot for bites and drinks you can find many nice restaurants around the Oosterpark, in the Javastraat and on Beukenplein!

Amsterdam East hotel tips & things to do

Never a dull moment in Amsterdam with our bucketlist activities and attractions, best places to eat and a complete neighbourhood guide to experience Amsterdam like a local. Are you visiting Amsterdam during the weekend? Make sure to check the one and only Amsterdam Weekend Guide!

On this page we listed the best hotels in Amsterdam East and things to do to get the most out of your time in the city. Enjoy!

Our favourite hotels in AMSTERDAM EAST:

TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.

Amsterdam EAST city Guide – our shortlist with the best things to do

(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
Tropenmuseum (near the Oosterpark in Amsterdam East)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum (in Amsterdam East)
The Upside Down
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM EAST TRAVEL GUIDE WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids 
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM EAST GUIDE:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM EAST GUIDE:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour 

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

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I really hope you enjoy your time in town with this Amsterdam City Guide! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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