De Pijp

De Pijp featuring heritage architecture

Thought to be named for its long, straight streets, this district was once the residence of artists such as Mondrian and is now one of Amsterdam’s trendiest spots.

Wander amid the weeping willows and brilliant flowerbeds of Sarphatipark, take in the bustle and bargains of the Albert Cuyp Market, shop at intriguing antique stores, pop-up shops and unusual boutiques and taste some of the foodie delights Amsterdam’s many migrant groups have brought with them to De Pijp.

Amsterdam’s “Quartier Latin,” De Pijp, has retained the ambiance and charm of its bohemian days when students and artists flocked to the low-cost accommodations of the former working-class quarter. Mondrian, famous for his modern artworks of black lines and blocks of primary color, worked in an attic room of De Pijp. Note that many of the streets are named after famous Dutch artists to reflect the district’s history.

The name De Pijp translates to “the pipe.” It is divided into Oude Pijp ("Old" Pijp) and Nieuwe Pijp ("New" Pijp) by the long Ceintuurbaan street, which is lined with 19th-century houses, cafés and gourmet restaurants. Have coffee in a former movie cinema, shop in a supermarket where products are grouped by recipe and enjoy fresh salads at one of the vegan cafés.

Some of Amsterdam’s best known and inexpensive Turkish, Surinamese, Moroccan and even Nordic restaurants are located in De Pijp. Seek out the multicultural shops and restaurants hidden behind the many stalls of the Albert Cuyp Market. Albert Cuypstraat is a street worth checking out for people-watching and observing humorous exchanges between stallholders and market-goers.

If you’re traveling with kids, head to the Sarphatipark’s playground or take them to the Kinderboerderij de Pijp in the Nieuwe Pijp, where they can pet pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens and enjoy farmyard activities.

Immerse yourself in beer history at the interactive Heineken Experience, housed in the former brewery, before a pub crawl through the backstreets of De Pijp. Find charming pubs with literally hundreds of beers on their menus. Though not nearly as famous as the Red Light District in de Wallen, De Pijp even has its own red light area along Ruysdaelkade.

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easyHotel Amsterdam City Centre South
easyHotel Amsterdam City Centre South
2 out of 5
Van Ostadestraat 97, Amsterdam
The price is AU$82 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Amsterdam South, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Albert Cuyp Market and Heineken Experience. Museum Square and Concertgebouw are also within ...
3.5/5 Good! (741 reviews)
"Quite noisy for business travellers but great location."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

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Pestana Amsterdam Riverside
Pestana Amsterdam Riverside
5 out of 5
Amsteldijk 67, Amsterdam
The price is AU$225 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in Amsterdam South, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heineken Experience and Rembrandt Square. Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (540 reviews)
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Hotel Okura Amsterdam
5 out of 5
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam
The price is AU$287 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in Amsterdam South, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Leidseplein and Flower Market are ...
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The College Hotel
The College Hotel
4 out of 5
Roelof Hartstraat 1, Amsterdam
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The price is AU$200 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Located in Amsterdam South, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum and Heineken Experience are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (493 reviews)
"Liked the location - tram across the street. Otherwise, disappointing. Had to change room because nothing worked- TV, phone, safe. Very dark - not enough lighting. The new room was dusty. The only good experience was the bed. The phone’s battery was low so kept beeping. The staff were pleasant and ..."

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

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The Arcade Hotel
The Arcade Hotel
3 out of 5
Sarphatipark 106, Amsterdam
The price is AU$119 per night from 9 Nov. to 9 Nov.
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3.9/5 Very Good! (163 reviews)
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ibis Styles Amsterdam City
ibis Styles Amsterdam City
3 out of 5
Stadhouderskade 135, Amsterdam
The price is AU$99 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
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3.8/5 Good! (805 reviews)
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