Amsterdam OudZuid in Amsterdam

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Oud-Zuid (English: Old South) is a neighborhood and a former borough of Amsterdam. It was formed in 1998 by merging the former boroughs of Zuid and De Pijp. In 2010 the borough was merged with Zuideramstel to form the borough Amsterdam-Zuid. On January 1st 2005 the borough had a population of 83,696. It is traditionally a rich neighborhood and is potentially the most expensive area in Amsterdam to live in.

The neighborhood was built at the end of the 19th century.


Popular tourist and cultural destinations are located in the borough of Oud-Zuid, including:

  • the Albert Cuyp Market, which is held on the Albert Cuypstraat
  • the Vondelpark: a park containing an open-air theatre and the museum of the EYE Film Institute
  • the Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum, as well as the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam are located on the Museumplein (‘Museum Square’)
  • the Heineken Experience located in the former Heineken brewery
  • the 'Concertgebouw', a concert hall located on the Museumplein