Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Tropenmuseum

A great arched, galleried space, the Tropenmuseum houses a three-storey collection of artefacts from former colonies, from Indonesian shadow puppets depicting the Dutch, to dioramas of tropical life. It's all presen…
Park in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Oosterpark

The lush greenery of Oosterpark, with wild parakeets in the trees and herons stalking the large ponds, despite being laid out in English style, has an almost tropical richness in this diverse neighbourhood. It was e…
Historic Building in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Frankendael House

This area was rolling countryside several centuries ago. In the 18th century, wealthy Amsterdammers would pass their summers and weekends in large country retreats on a tract of drained land called Watergraafsmeer. …
Market in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Dappermarkt

The busy, untouristy Dappermarkt is a swirl of life and colour, with around 250 stalls. It reflects the Oost's diverse immigrant population, and is full of people (Africans, Turks, Dutch, hipsters), foods (apricots,…
Park in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Flevopark

Formerly a Jewish cemetery, this area was bought by the city in 1956, when it was turned into a park. It has a wilder, more rambling feel than Amsterdam's more central green spaces. There's a large pond, the Distill…
Park in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Park Frankendael

These lovely, landscaped gardens are the grounds of a former country estate; the mansion, Frankendael House, is still standing and there are walking paths, flapping storks, decorative bridges and the remains of foll…
Monument in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Slavery Memorial

Slavery was abolished in the Dutch colonies of Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles in 1863, and Surinamese sculptor Erwin de Vries was commissioned to create this monument, which depicts both the oppression of sla…
Monument in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

De Schreeuw

A wavy profile shouting into the sky, this tall silver sculpture in Oosterpark honours free speech – it's also a tribute to controversial filmmaker Theo van Gogh, who was murdered nearby in 2004 because of his provo…
Area in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

De Bijlmer

De Bijlmer is a high-rise housing estate that was built in a hexagonal formation in 1966. It's an area that became known for crime and deprivation, and in 1992 was partly destroyed when a 747 jet crashed into two of…
Landmark in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Spreeksteen

A tribute to freedom of speech, established in 2005, Spreeksteen is a rock podium marking a 'speakers' corner' in Oosterpark, where organised debates occur and people come to voice their opinion on all sorts of topi…