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Things to do in Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam-Oost

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Market
“our biggest local market. you can get all shorts of things here. you name it they have it ! After the market you will find enough nice coffee houses or cafes and restaurants to chill in this very popular student area”
  • 827 locals recommend
Aquarium
“ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, the historical zoo in central Amsterdam | Things to do for all ages ”
  • 519 locals recommend
Park
“The central park of Amsterdam east. Amsterdammers come here to picnic, relax or workout. Two other parks in the area that are certainly worth a visit: the Flevopark (check also our tip Distilleerderij ’t Nieuwe Diep) and the somewhat smaller, quieter Frankendael park. ”
  • 350 locals recommend
Plaza
“If you wanna enjoy more clubs and bars, you should go to Rembrandtplein! This place has a lot of smaller clubs and lots of bars. It's very touristic but also fun!”
  • 302 locals recommend
Market
“Open 6 days a week, this market has a great variety of clothing, produce and food. Try kibbeling, poffertjes, loempias, fresh fries, cheese, and more!”
  • 403 locals recommend
Park
“Our next door park, with children playground, birds, climbing trees, water and public outdoors workout equipment (incl ping pong tables and jeux de boules lanes!)”
  • 339 locals recommend
Museum
“Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures, housed in one of the most beautiful museum buildings of the Netherlands, off the beaten tourist track in Amsterdam’s hip east.”
  • 295 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch museum of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on the banks of the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classicalstyle building from 1681. The dependency displayed small exhibitions in the adjacent Neerlandia Building from 24 February 2004 until the main museum opened on 19 June 2009. out of proportions.   The structure opened in 1682 as a retirement home for elderly women under the name Diaconie Oude Vrouwen Huys (English: Deanery Home for Old Women) on the east bank of the river Amstel. Beginning in 1817, the facility housed both elderly men and women, and was renamed Diaconie Oude Vrouwen- en Mannenhuis (English: Deanery Home for Old Men and Women). The building was first named Amstelhof (English: Amstel Court) in 1953. In the 1990s, operators of the facility determined that it was inadequate to meet the modern needs of its residents and sought to build a new structure elsewhere. They offered the historic structure to the city of Amsterdam, who, in turn, leased it to the museum. The last inhabitants left the Amstelhof in 2007. On 20 June 2009, the museum was opened by former Dutch Queen Beatrix and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The museum was open to the public the following day. During the more than 300 years that residents were housed in the Amstelhof, several renovations took place on the building interior and wings were added to provide needed space. Thus, little of the original interior remained when work for the museum began. While some areas were restored to their original appearance, many existing walls were removed and spaces reconfigured to accommodate the museum's needs. The total cost of the renovations was €40 million.   Hermitage Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam   Open: Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ”
  • 259 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the popular all day open bars in the city, right next to Oosterpark, great place for drinks and some dance, also open for brunch during the day.”
  • 313 locals recommend
Join us for chicken and burgers!
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“Popular beer cafe, huge selection of tap and bottled beers, great burgers and most famous roasted chicken in town.”
  • 345 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
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“The meat is excellent in this restaurant, located on the ever-pleasant Javaplein. Vegetarians don't be afraid: as the name suggests, fortunately fish and vegetarian dishes can also be ordered here. ”
  • 281 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Nice area with lots of restaurants and shops, popular with young people, small park (Sarphatipark)”
  • 245 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
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“It’s my favourite spot to catch the sun and have a coffee with apple pie. But they also have great food and you can watch a movie. The funny side of this place, all workers earn the same from managers to waiters. For me it’s heaven to grab a coffee in the morning sun and watch people and daily life.”
  • 254 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing views over Amstel river. Evening sun. Nice, not complicated but good food”
  • 267 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“This street is great for shopping mostly shoes and clothes. You can also get a coffee or a glass of beer/wine in one of the 'brown' bars. Also some good restaurants in the Utrechtse straat.”
  • 239 locals recommend
The place for the first bite or the last cocktail and everything in between.
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“Located in Amsterdam East is one of the taller buildings in Amsterdam. On the 11th floor you can find a really nice restaurant/bar where only locals go to enjoy the view. Affordable and with a beautiful roof terrace that is excellent to enjoy in the sun!”
  • 213 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Join us for chicken and burgers!
“Popular beer cafe, huge selection of tap and bottled beers, great burgers and most famous roasted chicken in town.”
  • 345 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“The meat is excellent in this restaurant, located on the ever-pleasant Javaplein. Vegetarians don't be afraid: as the name suggests, fortunately fish and vegetarian dishes can also be ordered here. ”
  • 281 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“It’s my favourite spot to catch the sun and have a coffee with apple pie. But they also have great food and you can watch a movie. The funny side of this place, all workers earn the same from managers to waiters. For me it’s heaven to grab a coffee in the morning sun and watch people and daily life.”
  • 254 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing views over Amstel river. Evening sun. Nice, not complicated but good food”
  • 267 locals recommend
The place for the first bite or the last cocktail and everything in between.
“Located in Amsterdam East is one of the taller buildings in Amsterdam. On the 11th floor you can find a really nice restaurant/bar where only locals go to enjoy the view. Affordable and with a beautiful roof terrace that is excellent to enjoy in the sun!”
  • 213 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“Always a good admosphere, G&T's to die for, also food's available but I prefer a late night's drink there.”
  • 152 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“one of best nightclubs of Amsterdam, not too far away! excellent view from rooftop, great loungebar with great coctails there, you name it, they have it. Not the cheapest, but pretty nice!”
  • 165 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The all day sunny terrace is its main attraction, people watching and enjoying food & wine in the late afternoon or early eavening. Also super cosy inside, former Bath House renovated to restaurant.”
  • 145 locals recommend

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