Museum Het Schip
Just north of Westerpark over the train tracks, this remarkable 1921-completed housing project is a flagship of the Amsterdam School of...
Westerpark, which lends the surrounding neighbourhood its name, is a favourite spot for locals to unwind. Families push prams, couples...
In a faux-tropical setting Pacific Parc is home to live music, DJ sets and plenty of rock and roll spirit to go along with the potent...
The wonderful 'Bakery' has eight branches throughout the city and country, but this one is uniquely situated by the drawbridge in the...
Haarlemmerweg 8-10 · interesting places nearby
A stone's throw northwest of the Jordaan, adjacent to the Westerpark, this late-19th century Dutch Renaissance complex was the city's western gasworks until gas production ceased in 1967. The site was heavily polluted, and underwent a major clean-up before it re-emerged as a cultural and recreational park, with lush lawns, a long wading pool, cycleways and sports facilities.
The post-industrial buildings now house creative spaces including advertising agencies and TV production studios, as well as regular festivals and events, plus a slew of dining, drinking and entertainment options.