IF YOU CRAVE EXCITEMENT, AMSTERDAM CITY CENTRE ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING GOING ON.
A continuous exploration
The Amsterdam city centre is a large open-air museum with no closing time. From the wide and prestigious canals to the narrow alleyways, this district never ceases to captivate. Whether you enjoy shopping, dining or strolling, the centre offers all three to your heart’s content. The streets lead past historic buildings, over idyllic bridges and into hidden courtyards.
The system of canals, streets, bridges and houses is unique. It’s no wonder the entire area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many canal houses date back to the 18th century and exude immense prosperity.
THE CENTRE OF AMSTERDAM BREATHES HISTORY THROUGH AND THROUGH.
Back in time
From the IJ, you can stroll through Central Station – built between 1881 and 1889 – along the Beurs van Berlage on Damrak. An Art Nouveau national monument designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage. If you keep going, you’ll naturally reach Dam Square. The historical heart of the city, which dates back to around the year 1200. This centuries-old location is still the stage for gatherings of all kinds and sizes.
‘From Kalverstraat to Spui and Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam’s city centre is very diverse.’Michelle, Makelaar Bert
A paradise for shopaholics
In addition to its rich history, the city centre is also a haven for serious shopping. You won’t find a single major chain store that isn’t located on Kalverstraat or Nieuwendijk. And of course, there’s the Bijenkorf shopping centre. Looking for something unique? Stroll through the magical Nine Streets and indulge yourself. After shopping, relax with a beer and a block of cheese at one of the authentic Amsterdam pubs on Spui.
‘Living in the center of Amsterdam? I can assist you with the purchase.’
Buying and selling real estate agent.