The Watergraafsmeer district is a quiet oasis to the east of the city centre. It’s an excellent base for anyone who wants to get to know Amsterdam’s historic city centre, its museums and nightlife. Watergraafsmeer is a popular neighbourhood with hip coffee bars, galleries, great shops and well-known restaurants – from cheap to expensive. You’ll find it all here.

Watergraafsmeer was still the Zuiderzee until 1629, when it was reclaimed. You’ll actually be 5.5 m below sea level – in a genuine Dutch polder! The neighbourhood dates from the 1930s and has spacious streets and lots of green areas. There are parks and neighbourhood markets literally around the corner. Vibrant during the day, quiet as a church mouse at night. You’ll sleep like a baby. The public tram stop is just a 4-minute walk from your room and connects you safely and quickly with the old city.

The Artis ZooFrankendael 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 during the appropriate seasons.

Doing business in Watergraafsmeer? The Science ParkAmsterdam 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 neighbourhood:

De Kas

La Vallade

Wilde Zwijnen



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

There’s something for everyone here, to suit every budget. Fleur d’Amsterdam would be more than happy to reserve a table for you where necessary.