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The Plantage Area

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Why locals love it

Amsterdam is: old architecture, beautiful canal-scenery, cool atmosphere - but not many people know that all this can be found in one awesome area: The Plantage (centre/east). It has leisurely parks, cosy cafés (reasonably priced!), a beautiful old zoo, monuments, museums and it is wide, airy and not overcrowded. Perfect for a sunday afternoon.

Why you should visit it

My friends/familymembers that come to visit me usually want to see the regular stuff: Damsquare, Museumsquare, Red Ligth District etc. Those areas are worth a visit, but they don't represent what it's like to live in this city. Want to see Amsterdam like a local? Take a stroll through the Plantage and visit some amazing spots: my friends loved it!

Special tip

If you - like me - love nature, history and simply a nice, warm, fun atmosphere you should definately visit the oldest Dutch zoo: Royal Artis Zoo.

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7 Comments

Beautiful 19 century houses
Mijntje
Local
December 12, 2019
Your own little safe haven in the city
Bo
Local
July 3, 2019
check out Artis zoo with nice old buildings, good restaurant (accessible from outside zoo) and surrounding area with docks, warehouses, cafe's etc.
Winnifred
Local
May 16, 2019
Waw good restaurants
Prince Chibuike
Local
July 11, 2018
Beautiful neighborhood with lots of hidden gems :)
Floris
Local
November 14, 2017

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