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Oud West Amsterdam: Best Amsterdam West Neighbourhood Guide

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Oud West Amsterdam is a trendy and hip area of Amsterdam well worth exploring. This up-and-coming neighbourhood is known for its plethora of shops and cafes, welcoming streets, and interesting things to do.

This neighbourhood is a little bit outside the main city center making it much less busy with tourists. As a result, you can walk around and enjoy Amsterdam like a local and enjoy the city’s beauty without being in packed touristy areas. A visit here is a very local experience where you will find some of Amsterdam’s best-kept secrets like restaurants, markets and more!

Keep reading for the complete Oud West Amsterdam guide to learn about what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in this unique area of the city.

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Top things to do in Oud West

Oud West Amsterdam street
Oud West Amsterdam street


Foodhallen is one of the best places in Amsterdam to get food. Here you will find rows upon rows of food trucks all lined together indoors for your choosing.

You can pick from options like sushi, burgers, ramen, pizza and much more and bring your meal to one of the tables to enjoy. With all these options everyone can find what they like and you can all enjoy “street food” in a fun and lively atmosphere.

If you are looking for a place with something for everyone, then a visit to Foodhallen is in order.

Ten Katemarket

Ten Katemarket is a street marketing in Oud West Amsterdam full of food, clothing, furniture and more. It is one of the more popular street markets among locals and a great place to pick up some unique food and other items.

Street markets are super popular in Amsterdam and a great place to get a fresh Stroopwafel or fresh flowers while you explore the city. This street market is open every day except Sunday.


Waterkant is a vibrant and lively canal side bar/restaurant that is always full of people on warm days. This is the best restaurant in Oud West Amsterdam to stop at for drinks and snacks amongst a fun group of young people.


Right at the edge of Oud West sits Amsterdam’s most famous park, Vondelpark! Vondelpark is a huge park in the middle of the city that is much like Central Park but for Amsterdam. It is the perfect place to wander around and enjoy the sun in the city.

Plus, it is a great place to bring a blanket and grab some food from a grocery store and have a picnic. You will notice many locals and tourists do this in the summer months and the atmosphere is buzzing!

Where to eat in Oud West

In addition to Foodhallen and Waterkant which were already mentioned, some of the best places to eat in Oud West Amsterdam are:

Where to Stay in Oud West

Below are some of the best places to stay in Oud West:

As you can see Oud West is a lively and exciting area of Amsterdam. It is the perfect place to head to if you are sick of all the tourists in the city center and want to experience a more local side to the city. I hope this guide has helped guide your Oud West adventures!

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