Amsterdam Oost

the eastern district of Amsterdam

City district Amsterdam Oost, with 137,000 inhabitants (2018), can be divided in the neighborhoods: IJburg, Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied, Oud-Oost, Watergraafsmeer, and Zeeburg.


The former Muiderkerk church at the Linneausstraat in Amsterdam Oost, built in 1892, partly burned down in 1989 but the old tower was spared. After the fire, the building was transformed into 89 trendy studio apartments, a boxing school and a restaurant.

Oud-Oost ('Old East') is the most touristic area of the borough of Amsterdam Oost. Recently many trendy bars, restaurants and clubs have opened here.


Tourist attractions of Oost include the beautiful Oosterpark (from 1891), the majestic building of Tropenmuseum, daily street market Dappermarkt (from 1910), windmill and brewery Brouwerij 't IJ, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and Bimhuis. The latter two nightlife venues are relatively close to the city centre.

brouwerij rembrandttoren

Oud-Oost consists of ethnically mixed working-class neighbourhoods that originate from the late 19th century. They have a large immigrant population, as can be seen in the streets.

The Dappermarkt reflects the ethnic make-up of the area with products for sale for Amsterdam inhabitants of Dutch Antillean, Moroccan, Surinamese or Turkish origin.

Completed in 1994 the Rembrandt Tower, with 135 metres the tallest skyscraper of Amsterdam, is situated close to the Amsterdam Amstel railway station in an emerging business district with the head office of Philips.

IJburg, the newest neighborhood of Amsterdam, is a new middle-class neighbourhood on artificial islands reclaimed from the IJ in the 2000s.

more impressions of Amsterdam Oost

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ