Not so long ago the this district was one of the “lesser” area’s in the city. But that time has passed though! In recent years this part of town has developed in to a young and trendy neighborhood full of interesting sights, shops and restaurants. It is a popular residential area for young, creative professionals and this has its effects on the atmosphere. In Amsterdam West, you have peaceful residential areas mixed with lively shopping streets and bars. It is a must-see for everyone visiting the city for a longer period of time.
What to do in Amsterdam West
De Foodhallen is the new culinary sensation in Amsterdam West. Inspired by ‘indoor food markets’ from different metropolitan cities, this food market offers a large variety of delicious bites and drinks in an industrial-like setting. Around the Food Hallen you find a creative area full of boutique shops, galleries and creative co-working spaces. In Amsterdam West you’ll also find “Het Ship”, one of the most beautiful examples of the well-known architectural movement De Amsterdamse School. This impressive museum is located in the famous workers palace of architect Michel de Klerk. The extensive collection exhibits pictures, drawings, furniture and designs of household goods of the biggest representatives of the 100-year old group.
Another prominent feature of Amsterdam West is the Westergasfabriek. It is one of the city’s most thriving creative hotspots, and there is always something going on. With loads of restaurants, bars, a local brewery, entertainment venues and a busy schedule of exhibitions, food markets, festivals and cultural events, there is always something new to discover.