Top things to do

Top Choice Distillery in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Distilleerderij 't Nieuwe Diep

Appearing out of the woods like a Hansel and Gretel cottage, the quaint architecture and rural setting of this old pumping station is enchanting and feels like you've escaped to a magical countryside retreat, though…
Top Choice Bar in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Canvas

Zoom up to the Volkshotel's 7th floor (located in the former Volkskrant newspaper office) for the hotel bar (open to nonguests) with one of the best views in town. A creative-folk and hipster magnet, there are few b…
Top Choice Brown Cafe in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

De Ysbreeker

This historic but updated bruin café first opened its doors in 1702, and is named after an icebreaker that used to dock in front to break the ice on the river during the winter months (stained-glass windows illustra…
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…
Top Choice International in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

De Kas

In a row of stately greenhouses dating to 1926, De Kas has an organic attitude to match its chic glass greenhouse setting – try to visit during a thunderstorm! It grows most of its own herbs and produce right here a…
Dutch in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Wilde Zwijnen

The name means 'wild boar' and there's usually game on the menu in season at this modern Dutch restaurant. With pale walls and wood tables, the restaurant has a pared-down, rustic-industrial feel, and serves locally…
Vegetarian in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Marits Eetkamer

Dining at Marits is like eating in someone's extremely elegant front room, with adjoining conservatory. Marits and Gino cook up a storm with a vegetarian set menu that changes every month (vegan food also available)…
Bar in Oosterpark & East of the Amstel

Bar Bukowski

Exuding bohemian cool in an emulation of its namesake, barfly writer Charles Bukowski, this cafe is a fine spot to linger under a cascade of greenery outside on sunny days, or in the art-deco interior when it's time…
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. …