Amsterdam-East is a district of Amsterdam that includes the neighborhoods Omval, Weesperzijde, the Indischebuurt, Transvaalbuurt, Oostpoort and IJburg. The district is located east of the Singelgracht, with the Amstel as its border in the west and a large part of the A10 ring road as its southern border. The district in this form was created in 2010, when the former Oost-Watergraafsmeer and Zeeburg were merged.
Although the part of the city extends quite far to the east, the part closer to the center is especially popular. Here you will find spacious streets, bustling markets, a range of cultural activities, green parks and of course good restaurants.
We explain which sights you should not miss in Amsterdam-East, where you can park in Amsterdam-East and how to travel by public transport in this district.
Places of interest in Amsterdam Oost
There are a lot of fun things to do in Amsterdam Oost. If you don't have any plans yet, we would advise you to start at the Oosterpark area. Here you can not only relax in the green, but you will also find various playgrounds, a music dome, beautiful monuments and a paddling pool for the little ones in the summer. Close to the Oosterpark is the Tropenmuseum, which also has a children's section. Not part of Amsterdam Oost, but within walking distance from here, are the Artis Zoo and the Hortus Botanicus of Amsterdam in the Plantagebuurt.
Huize Frankendael is located on the other side of the Transvaalkade. It is a stately 17th century country house where exhibitions and special events are regularly organized. The accompanying gardens and park are also worth a visit.
Are you a fan of specialty beers? Then you can also indulge yourself in Amsterdam Oost. Many local microbreweries can be found. Would you rather go to the market? Then visit the Dappermarkt in the Dapperstraat. Here you will find fresh products such as meat, fish, cheese and clothing.
Fans of film and theater will also appreciate East Amsterdam. For example, they can watch special films at Studio/K on Timorplein, or go to the Mezrab cultural center for performances and music.
It doesn't matter what makes your heart beat faster, the versatile East of Amsterdam undoubtedly has it to offer.
You can approach parking in Amsterdam Oost in various ways. With a lot of luck it is possible to find a parking space along the street, but then you have to be really lucky, because those parking spaces are not there for the taking. Moreover, they are usually not exactly cheap either.
It therefore pays to look up a parking garage in advance and book a parking space there in advance. Parclick can help you with this. This makes parking in Amsterdam-East a lot less stressful and also cheaper.
Another option to park your car in East Amsterdam is to use a P+R location. For example, you can choose to park your car at P+R Zeeburg. But pay attention to the conditions that apply to be able to use the affordable parking rate.
Park Amsterdam-East and continue with public transport
If you want to park cheaply in East Amsterdam, it pays to park your car as far away from the center as possible. However, if you do want to visit the center or famous sights in Amsterdam Oost, you can park in one of the more distant districts in Amsterdam Oost and continue your journey by public transport from there.
Amsterdam Oost is well connected by public transport. Tram 1, for example, runs along the Oosterpark and connects Amsterdam-East with the west of the city. Handy if you want to visit the entertainment area around Leidseplein or the famous museums in the Museum Quarter! Tram 3 runs through Amsterdam Oost and takes you to De Pijp, among other things. Bus 22 connects the Indische Buurt with Amsterdam Central Station (Add link to parking Amsterdam Central). Important stations in Amsterdam Oost are Amsterdam Muiderpoort station, Amsterdam Amstel and Amsterdam Science Park.
So it doesn't really matter where you want to park in East Amsterdam, you can always easily travel to your final destination by public transport. In that respect, it is easier to park in Amsterdam Oost if you don't mind being a little further away from the center.
Parclick can help you reserve a parking space to make parking in East Amsterdam easy. This way you are guaranteed to get rid of your car cheaply!
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