Amsterdam Sights


The Oud-West borough of Amsterdam is a diverse, densely populated and central part of the city. It roughly covers the length of the Overtoom, a major thoroughfare, the length of Kinkerstraat, a major shopping street and the areas between these two parallel streets.

It is a borough containing much gentility nearer to the Vondelpark and some poorer areas at the far end of Kinkerstraat. With a population of about 33,000 inhabitants it has - together with Westerpark, De Baarsjes and Bos en Lommer - merged into the new city district of Amsterdam West.

De Hallen

The recent opening of De Hallen - a cultural and culinary centre located in a former tram depot - has given a huge boost to the surrounding neighborhood. More and more tourists are finding their way to Oud-West and the area has become an increasingly desirable area to stay.

De Foodhallen - indoor food market in an old tram depot

Daily market

At the Ten Katestraat you can find the bustling Ten Katemarkt. It is a bit hidden in a shopping street (Kinkerstraat). The market is not that big. It has around 130 stalls selling various fabrics, foods and clothing. A small section of the market continues on the other side of the Kinkerstraat. Open from Monday until Saturday.

Amsterdam Oud-West

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nearby Attractions

De Hallen  cultural centre
Foodhallen  indoor food market
Hollandsche Manege   royal riding school
Jordaan   neighborhood with many cafés, restaurants, galleries and small shops
PC Hooftstraat
Ten Kate Market   bustling daily market
Vondelkerk   fairy-tale church
Vondelpark   largest city park

nearby Hotels

nearby Lunch places

nearby Restaurants

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