The Old South district of Amsterdam runs immediately south from the Vondelpark and the Museum Quarter. This rather exclusive area has something of a reputation as being one of the more expensive neighbours in the city boasting a plethora of chic fashion stores, and quality restaurants. Like the neighbouring Pijp district to the east, the Old South was developed in the 19th century to expand the stuffy and overpopulated city centre. However, unlike the Pijp which was relatively poorly planned and speedily constructed, the Old South emerged from a clear vision, creating enviable green areas, striking avenues, villa style residences and ultimately simply more space. Also located in the neighbourhood is the city’s huge RAI Exhibition Centre which many business visitors to the city will be familiar with. Today the neighbourhood is not only one of the most attractive districts but also very safe, relatively quiet and laid back compared to the somewhat busy throbbing city centre. We offer many Old South apartments for you to explore Amsterdam or when visiting one of the many exhibits in the RAI such as the annual IBC.
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Below you find our most popular Amsterdam Old South apartments and a link to all apartments in the Old South area of Amsterdam.
Most popular Old South apartments
The Old South boundaries have continually changed throughout the centuries with adaptations being made as recently as 2010. The Vondelpark and Museum Quarter currently are incorporated within the district. The Vondelpark itself is a rather majestic mile long landscaped city park that cuts from north to south through the district. Attracting over 10 million visitors every year on foot, bicycle, rollerblades, skateboard and horseback it is rare to see the park truly empty during the day or night throughout the year. Both city residents and visitors come here to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the many water features and ornamental gardens or to enjoy a picnic or barbeque. The park has three cafes and an open air theatre for performances in the summer months. Most popular is the unexpected wildlife to be found here including a family of storks, heron, geese and many hundreds of wild green parrots.
The popular and rather upmarket shopping streets P.C Hooftstraat and Beethovenstraat are the perfect place to grab some exclusive designer threads. For more affordable clothing as well as practical household goods and food head to the nearby amazing Albert Cuyp Market which attracts an incredible 20,000 visitors every day.
The district is also home to the city’s famous cultural hub, the Museum Quarter. Here you can spend a day exploring the rather majestic Rijksmuseum and its many national and international treasures and artworks, the ever-popular Van Gogh Museum and the newly reopened modern art museum, the Stedelijk.
Music lovers will be spoilt at the breath taking Concertgebouw. This 19th century concert hall is considered to be one of the world’s finest with unbeatable acoustics. Originally opened in 1888 the hall’s popularity has grown annually to the point that today it has become the second most-visited concert hall in the world. Around 900 concerts are played here every year to a public of over 800,000 visitors.
1. Broad choice of beers at de Beiaard
2. German beers and vintage Berlin style at Café Brecht
3. High-end drinks (and prices) in the sky at Hotel Okura
1. Food and essentials at Dirk van den Broek supermarket
2. Warm broodjes (sandwiches) at Cade Kale de Groot
3. Deliciously creative cakes at Taart van m’n Tante
4. The original FEBO
5. Ice cream at Ijscuypje
6. Picnic in the Sarphatipark
1. Original gifts at Nilsen Cadeau & Zo
2. Exotic flowers and gifts at Menno Kroon
3. Specialist Books and magazines at Mulder Boekhandel
1. History of Heineken at the Heineken Experience
2. Drinks and partying at Marie Heinekenplein
3. Haggle for a bargain at Albert Cuypstraat Market
4. Cafes, shops and a laid-back buzz at Gerard Douplein