The districts of Amsterdam.

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The heart of the action in this exciting European city is, unsurprisingly, found in the medieval city centre. With its boutiques, coffee shops and the UNESCO World Heritage Canal Ring, the centre of Amsterdam is the most happening place in the city. When venturing a little further out, though, you’ll find that the Jordaan area west of the centre is a great spot to find a place to eat at reasonable prices, while to the centre’s east you’ll come across plenty of green areas in Plantage, all perfect for a relaxing stroll.

Old town

Center

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In brief:
The city’s historic centre and the site of its foundation. Here you will find Central Station and the main access point to the rest of the city. Home to the majority of monuments and places of interest to suit all tastes and budgets.

Highlights:
Central Station, Dam Square with the Royal Palace and the Nieuwe Kerk. The Red Light District with the Oude Kerk. Spui Square with its markets and Kalverstraat, the main shopping street, plus museums such as the Rembrandt House Museum and the Amsterdam Museum.

Getting there:
Of the city’s 16 tram lines, 11 pass through this district en route to the Central Station. As in almost all the city, it is easy to get around on foot or by bike. If you wish to get to the North district, there is a free ferry service (including bikes) that leaves from behind the Central Station.

Why stay:
The city centre and its main meeting point. Features everything one could want from Amsterdam, both by day and by night.

Grachtengordel

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In brief:
This belt of canals surrounding the medieval centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes some of the city’s most spectacular buildings on some of its most beautiful canals.

Highlights:
The canals themselves, the Westerkerk church, Anne Frank’s House, the Nine Streets shopping area, the flower market and Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein squares.

Getting there:
Can be easily reached on foot or by bike from the medieval centre. From the Central Station you can take tram lines 1, 2 and 5 that pass through Leidseplein. To reach Rembrandtplein take lines 4, 9 and 14, whilst lines 13 and 17 pass through the west of the district.

Why stay:
Its streets and canals are of exceptional architectural beauty. Here everything you might need by day or by night is literally around the corner.

West

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In brief:
A vast area made up of various districts with a multicultural and residential character. Home to various parks and leisure areas.

Highlights:
The Westepark with its Westergasfabriek, the Rembrandtpark and Erasmuspark parks.

Getting there:
On foot or by bike from Jordaan, or tram 10 to get to Westerpark. Other lines tram lines include 12, 13, 14, 7, 17 and line 1 to get to Overtoom.

Why stay:
Its proximity to the city centre and to the Jordaan district makes it an interesting option.