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Once industrial, now hip and artsy, Westerpark attracts a young and creative crowd.
Studio / 1 BR
71% Complete
1,350
2 Bedrooms
76% Complete
1,450
3 Bedrooms
87% Complete
1,650
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
1,905

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

 

What's around
  • 21 Shops
  • 10 Fitness options
  • 42 Restaurants
  • 4 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Banks
  • 18 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Westerpark has a low violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for Amsterdam.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Westerpark LIKE?

Westerpark is one of those Amsterdam neighborhoods that were surprisingly long overlooked. Adjacent to the popular Jordaan, its location wasn’t the problem. But it wasn’t until the old buildings of the gasworks, once the largest gas plant in the country, were reclaimed that people really took notice.

Now, the enlarged and renovated, and truth be told, gorgeous park, the many festivals and events, the art house cinema, and the variety of restaurants housed in the monumental buildings of Westergasfabriek attract a young and creative crowd.

This is reflected in the housing market. The size of the homes, usually smaller than in other 19th Century developments, mean that housing is still slightly cheaper here and that the area is popular with first time buyers and young couples. But don’t expect bargains, as the area is in high demand.

Westerpark is also home to one of the first ecological developments in town. This is a car free, environmentally friendly neighborhood very popular with families.

Westerpark Amsterdam Neighborhood Guide

 

Local Flavor   Westerpark LOCAL schools

Basisschool De Bron
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Roman Catholic
Basisschool de Catamaran
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Protestant-Christian
Basisschool De Waterkant
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Public
Basisschool Dr. Rijk Kramer
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Protestant-Christian
Cartesius Lyceum (Espritscholen)
Government Rating:
School Phase:HAVO, VWO
Type:General Special

 

Local Flavor   Westerpark Local Flavor

Café Amsterdam
Café Amsterdam WATERTORENPLEIN 6, 1051 PA AMSTERDAM MAP
http://www.caferestaurantamsterdam.nl

Originally built as a pumping station for water from the dunes, this industrial gem of a building now hosts one of Amsterdam’s most popular restaurants. Despite its size, this place feels cozy and inviting. Only during the holidays, when the immense Christmas tree can’t be missed, do people notice the staggering height of the ceilings. One of the original diesel engines still stands in the restaurant as a visible symbol of the building’s history. It's very popular with families, locals living in the ecological space with children and creatives who work in the offices upstairs.

Mossel & Gin
Mossel & Gin GOSSCHALKLAAN 12, 1014 DC AMSTERDAM MAP
http://www.mosselengin.nl

What’s in a name? This place specializes in mussels and G&T’s made with a wonderful collection of gins. But the menu also includes many other seafood options and a good selection for vegetarians. Great place to visit with friends as the table and menu are designed to allow for sharing.

Westerpark
Westerpark WESTERPARK NEIGHBOURHOOD, ALONG HAARLEMMERWEG MAP

Originally built in 1846 to allow people to escape the fumes of the industrial revolution, this park still provides a breath of fresh air. After extensive renovations and enlargement the park was officially reopened in 2003. It's an inviting space for picnics, sun bathing, and also attract many dog owners, all making it a very pleasant destination for a sunny day.

Sunday Market
Sunday Market CULTUURPARK WESTERGASFABRIEK, HAARLEMMERWEG 8-10, 1014 BE AMSTERDAM MAP
http://sundaymarket.nl

Lovers of design, fashion, and arts & crafts will love this popular market. Inspired by famous markets like London’s Camden Lock and Portobello Street, the creators wanted Amsterdam to have its own market where creativity, shopping, and inspiration go hand in hand. It's very popular with young groups of friends, creatives, and families who love to combine a leisurely stroll along the stalls with a visit to the park or food and drinks options.

Hotel de Windketel
Hotel de Windketel WATERTORENPLEIN 8C, 1051 PA AMSTERDAM MAP
http://www.windketel.nl

This small single tower, built in 1897 as part of Amsterdam’s Waterworks, houses a single room hotel. It's the perfect spot for a romantic or fun stay in Amsterdam.

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