The area


The Watergraafsmeer district is a quiet oasis to the east of the city center. It’s an excellent base for getting to know Amsterdam’s historic city center, its museums and nightlife. Watergraafsmeer is a popular neighborhood with hip coffee bars, galleries, great shops and well known restaurants – from cheap to expensive. You’ll find it all here. The neighborhood dates from the 1930s and has spacious streets and lots of green areas. There are parks and neighborhood markets (literally) around the corner. Vibrant during the day, quiet as a church mouse at night. You’ll sleep like a baby. Tram line 9 – just a 4-minute walk away – connects you with the old city.

Watergraafsmeer was still the Zuiderzee until 1629, when it was reclaimed. You’re actually 5.5 m below sea level – a genuine Dutch polder!


The Artis Zoo, Frankendael Park’s pure farmer’s market, the Jaap Eden skating rink and the open-air Flevobad swimming pool are refreshing places to hang out and cool off in summer and winter.


Doing business in Watergraafsmeer? The Science Park, Amsterdam University College, Amstel Station, train, bus and tram are all within walking distance of Fleur d’Amsterdam. The RAI Exhibition Center is easily accessible using the bus that leaves nearly from our doorstep.


A selection of popular restaurants in our neighborhood:

De Kas

La Vallade

Wilde Zwijnen



Nessun Dorma, a delicious and straightforward Italian restaurant on our street.


There’s something for everyone here… and in every price range. Fleur d’Amsterdam would be glad to reserve a table for you (you’ll need a reservation at De Kas, for example).