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Amsterdam's most expensive neighborhood is highly sought after by families, professionals, and celebrities.
Studio / 1 BR
0% Complete
N/A
2 Bedrooms
66% Complete
1,825
3 Bedrooms
82% Complete
2,250
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,750

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals

 

What's around
  • 214 Shops
  • 19 Fitness options
  • 89 Restaurants
  • 2 Grocery stores/markets
  • 5 Banks
  • 19 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Oud Zuid has a below average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Amsterdam.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Oud Zuid LIKE?

Oud Zuid ("Old South") is considered the poshest neighborhood in Amsterdam. It’s hard to imagine this area being marshland, but up to the end of the 1800s that's exactly what it was. These days mansions on the tree lined streets along the lush Vondelpark attract people with money – BIG money. Slightly less expensive, but still top bracket in any home search, are the apartments in the 19th Century buildings slighty further from the park.

Add some of the best schools in town, great shopping, delicious restaurants, and easier parking than in most parts of town and you’ll understand why people don’t mind spending a small fortune to live here.

One of the neighborhood's famous landmarks is the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall). Renowned for its amazing acoustics, it attracts musicians and music lovers from all over the world and overlooks the famous Museum Square, home to many of Amsterdam’s events and the gateway to Oud Zuid.

Technically, the name Oud Zuid also includes De Pijp. But people living in de Pijp will never use this name. The two are very different. Whereas de Pijp is home to a vibrant mix of creatives, students, or people just starting on the property ladder; Oud Zuid is home to professionals and old money. Many famous people from the arts, TV, sports, and even royalty call it home. They value their privacy and keep to themselves a bit more.

But there is a vibrant expat community here and, since the area is also home to many families, it’s easy to make friends if you have kids.

Oud Zuid is bordered on the north by Oud West, on the east by De Pijp, on the south by Apollobuurt and Zuid, and on the west by Zuid.

Oud Zuid Amsterdam Neighborhood Guide

 

Local Flavor   Oud Zuid LOCAL schools

Basisschool Cornelis Vrij
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Generally special
Basisschool Inst.Schreuder
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Protestant-Christian
Basisschool Nicolaas Maes
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Public
De Nieuwe Internationale School Esprit
Government Rating:
School Phase:VMBO K, (G) T, VWO
Type:General Special
De Peetersschool
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Roman Catholic

 

Local Flavor   Oud Zuid Local Flavor

Concertgebouw
Concertgebouw CONCERTGEBOUWPLEIN 10, 1071 LN AMSTERDAM MAP
www.concertgebouw.nl

The majestic grand room of the Concertgebouw is renowned for its fabulous acoustics. Performing here is considered a milestone for musicians from all over the world. The Concertgebouw offers a diverse schedule throughout the year, from classics to modern performances. Tickets can be reserved online. The Concertgebouw is home to the equally renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Museumplein / Museum Square
Museumplein / Museum Square MUSEUMPLEIN, OUD ZUID, AMSTERDAM MAP

Those who come to Amsterdam to see the Night Watch, van Gogh, and the latest modern art only need to go here. All three major museums, the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum, are located on the edges of this large public place. In summer, the grass is filled with people playing voetbal (soccer), enjoying a picnic or just relaxing. In winter the pond is transformed into an ice rink. The square also hosts various events and festivals.

Café Welling
Café Welling JW BROUWERSTRAAT 32, 1071 LK AMSTERDAM MAP
http://cafewelling.nl

Mingle with intellectuals, TV personalities, and retired professors in this one-of-a-kind café. There's no music and the use of mobile phones is frowned upon: you are supposed to actually talk to people here. Make sure to visit during Christmas; their decorations are the mother of all kitsch; you’ll love it!

Le Garage
Le Garage RUYSDAELSTRAAT 54-56, 1071 XE AMSTERDAM MAP
http://restaurantlegarage.nl

This much-loved restaurant used to be a garage, hence the name. Where other restaurants come and go, Le Garage has managed to keep itself high on the list of favorites since its opening in 1990. Celebrity Chef Joop Braakhekke was the founder and enthusiastic host until his passing in 2016. Don’t be surprised to see retired politicians forgetting their views over a one too many wines. Since tables are set very close together here, this is not a great place for families with kids.

PC Hooftstraat
PC Hooftstraat PC HOOFTSTRAAT, 1071 AMSTERDAM MAP
http://pchooftstraat.nl

Chanel, Gucci, Armani, Dior! It’s all about names here, darling. If you have a credit card burning a hole in your designer leather purse or bespoke Fendi tote, this is where you can let it run wild! Expect to see footballer’s wives, Russian socialites, TV personalities, and tourists gawking at them.

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