North (Noord)

The North area of Amsterdam is one of the best values for housing. While it is more difficult to get to, with the ferry or bus being the easiest options, it is a quiet area with numerous parks. The EYE museum and an influx of families has made the North much more desirable recently.

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  • Statistics

    Population: 87,342 | Crime incidents: 6,780

  • Green areas

    Florapark, Baanakkerspark, Volewijkspark, Buik Sloterbreek

  • Sports facilities

    The Crunch, Body & Mind Personal Health Studio, Dansschool Redlex

  • Places to eat

    Wilhelmina-Dok, Lalezar Turks Restaurant, IJ-Kantine, Eye Bar & Restaurant

  • Bars/nightclubs

    Cafe de Toren, Pilek, Cafe IJ-Zicht, Ot en Sien, Noorderlicht

IJplein en Vogelbuurt


IJplein_en_Vogelbuurt_map_flatgenieIJplein en Vogelbuurt is a quiet area. It has it owns character, and is quite different from all the other areas in Amsterdam. To begin with, the only way to reach it is via the ferry (until midnight) from the Central Station or by tunnel (cars only). So, if you’re a pedestrian or a biker, you might use the ferry or get a bus. Amsterdam North is filled with parks, and has the best value for price. Due to these traits, Amsterdam North has drawn many families over the past few years. It’s where the EYE film museum is and where you can get one the best views towards the city.

Places of interest


Cafe Ot En Sien, Cafe Bij Jan, Tolhuistuinbar

Places to eat

‘t Smikkelhoekje, Lunch Idee, Restaurant Elmas


EYE – Film Instituut Nederland, Tijdelijk Museum

Sports facilities

AV Atos, NH Galaxy Flight Crew Gym, Basic-Fit Amsterdam Noord


W.H. Vliegenbos, Volewijkspark

Information & statistics



Residences available

Total residential houses: 4,022
For Rent: 0,5%
Social Housing: 79%

Student housing

Address: ms. Oslofjordweg
tt. Melaniaweg

Flat size: 23 – 45 m²
Total units: 380
Monthly rent: € 421,01 – € 597,25

Distance from Centraal Station

28 minutes walking distance
15 minutes by bicycle
19 minutes via Bus line 32/33/391