Amsterdam neighborhoods

Dam Square, Spui Square, Leidseplein, Begijnhof and the Red Light District are some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the Dutch capital.

Top areas in Amsterdam

Dam Square

Dam Square is the most important plaza and best-known in Amsterdam. During the thirteenth century this spot is where the first dam on the Amstel was built.


Spui is a very pleasant square in central Amsterdam flanked by agreeable cafés and bookstores. It is the ideal place to wander around or stop for a drink


Leidseplein is a plaza in the center of Amsterdam. It is one of the liveliest areas of the city and an ideal place to have dinner and something to drink.


Established in 1346 to house the Beguines, a religious order from the North of Europe, Begijnhof is home to the oldest building in Amsterdam.

Red Light District

Amsterdam’s Red Light District is one of the most visited areas of the capital. Lit by bright red lights, women stand or sit offering their services.