In brief: Amsterdam’s peaceful and pleasant ‘posh’ district. Home to the Vondelpark, the largest and most popular park amongst locals, as well as three of the city’s main museums, including the Van Gough Museum.
Highlights: The Vondelpark, Museumplein with the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gough Museum and the Stedelijk Musuem, as well as one of the world’s most visited concert halls, the Concertgebouw.
Getting there: Can be reached on foot or by bike from De Pijp. From the Central Station you can take trams 2 and 5. Bus 197 connects Museumplein with Schiphol International Airport.
Why stay: A peaceful, residential area that is ideal for families. The proximity of the museums and the Vondelpark is an advantage.