A simple terraced house in a new housing estate? Not for you! Your choice is a neighborhood full of history. On the waters of the Wittenburgervaart and close to the River IJ. This part of Old Amsterdam is officially called ‘Oostelijke Eilanden en Kadijken’. A varied and bustling part of the city with centuries old warehouses and exciting modern architecture sat side by side. Comparable to London Docklands or the Hamburger Speicherstadt. Same here: loads of young tenants, trendy restaurants and bars on water’s edge, quaint neighborhood shops and meeting spots.


The three islands Kattenburg, Wittenburg and Oostenburg border on the genteel Plantage neighborhood in Oost, on the opposite side of the Entrepotdok you’ll see the trees of the Artis zoo. The windmill De Gooyer is found on the eastern side of the area, the beginning of Zeeburg. At the northern end of Oostenburg begins Rietlanden, with the media centres of television production centres for SBS6 and Talpa and Club Panama on the IJ. The buildings of de KADE aren’t too far from the small Oostenburgerpark, the neighborhood park Funenpark and – a bit further into town – the beautiful and much larger Oosterpark, a hub of activity on Sundays.


Tramline 7 stops on the other side of the Oostenburgervaart. Through the Sarphatistraat you’ll quickly be in Amsterdam South or in the city center within the canal belt. The closest metro stations are Waterlooplein and Weesperplein. Central Station on the IJ is a short bike ride from Oostenburg. As are the ferries to Noord or Sporenburg (near the iconic Pythonbridge, in the direction of Zeeburgereiland and IJburg).

You’ll be on the A10 circular in no time by car. Your visitors can park in the Q-Park parking garage at the head of island, for as little as € 10 a day.