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In this Amsterdam West Guide you can find tips for the best (foodie) addresses in Old West, the Baarsjes, Bos & Lommer and Westerpark. We think Amsterdam West is one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in town. You find almost everything there!
This multi-culti area – with a laid back attitude – is home to a cool mix of independent stores and many restaurants and coffee hotspots. You will find a diversity of trendy cafes, cool concept stores and vintage boutiques. Amsterdam West is also great for foodies! You find a nice eatery at almost every corner.
As mentioned above, Amsterdam West can be divided in different neighbourhoods. All with their own characteristics! It’s nice to have a bike and just cycle around to explore them all.
In Amsterdam Old West you can visit The Foodhallen, which is Amsterdam’s first indoor food market at Bellamy Square. You can go shopping at one of the trendy streets like the Jan Pieter Heijestraat which is packed with cool stores and restaurants. De Clercqstraat and Admiraal de Ruijterweg are lively streets in the up and comming Baarsjes district. If you follow the Admiraal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat you will end up in Bos & Lommer which is the next neighbourhood in Amsterdam West going through the proces of gentrification. This district is also referred to as ‘BOLO’. New restaurants from young and talented chefs open the doors there due to lower rents.
Are you visiting Amsterdam during the weekend? Make sure to check the one and only Amsterdam Weekend Guide that is updated with new weekendtips every week! And did you know there’s a complete complete neighbourhood guide and an amsterdam bucketlist to experience Amsterdam like a local.
Enjoy exploring the West side with the shortlists in this Amsterdam West Guide!
Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam West:
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ Hotel de Hallen: located in Old West next to The Foodhallen.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
☾ The Social Hub budget proof in trendy in Bos & Lommer
☾ Hotel not Hotel: cool poshtel with unique rooms.
Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Fabrique des Lumières
⋙ NXT Museum
⋙ STRAAT street art museum
⋙ MOCO Museum for street and modern art
⋙ Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
⋙ 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
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
⋙ Private Canal Boat Tour
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ The Upside Down
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 WITH KIDS:
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Go an a bike tour with the kids
⋙ NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Paddle board tour on the canals
⋙ Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour
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