Amsterdam East is just a bridge away. Explore a different side of the city’s capital without the hustle and bustle of the city center. Our route takes you, amongst other places, to the famous Dapper market, the beautiful Flevo Park and its hidden Nieuwe Diep distillery. The Amsterdam East route offers 21km of walking or biking fun!
- Nieuwe Diep Distillery: This distillery is set inside a 19th-century pump house, but it’s the waterfront terrace that makes it the most idyllic drinking spot in the city. Here you can sample 100 different jenevers (Dutch gin) and liqueurs, all made on-site.
- Javastraat: The Javastraat in Amsterdam East got its name in 1900 and was named after the island of Java, one of the large Sunda islands. Now, one of the nicest streets in Amsterdam, and a cultural melting pot full of retailers and restaurants from all over the world.
- Dappermarkt: with over 200 stalls, the Dappermarkt is one of the biggest in the city. With foods from near and far, household items, clothing and footwear, flowers and plants and much more (which changes every day), there is something for everyone.
- Weesperzijde: A green strip between the Amstel River and monumental 19th century houses, perfect for a stroll along the water and to get a feeling of a residential neighbourhood in the city.
- Utrechtsestraat: Heading towards the city center is the Utrechtestraat, a lively street full of boutiques, specialty shops and trendy restaurants. Don’t forget to make reservations for lunch or dinner though!
- Magere Brug: Known to English speakers at the Skinny Bridge. This wooden drawbridge was once so narrow that it was hard for two pedestrians to pass each other. This was replaced in 1871 to its current wider version and is now one of the most romantic bridges in the city.
- Entrepotdok (via hippopotamus bridge): Right over street and row of former warehouses built between 1708 and 1829, used for storage, squatted in the 1990s and are now converted into apartments. Looking over the canal, you can see straight into Artis Zoo and spot giraffes, elephants, and zebras.