If you expect to find little canals with colourful baroque buildings from the 16th century, you are out of luck.
Known for its raw industrial vibe, Noord has quickly become the place to be for the latest and trendiest hotspots. A nest for the new wave of artistic experimentations with old hangars and shipping containers that have become bustling waterside hangouts, booked-out restaurants and rowdy nightclubs. Noord has developed into an up-and-coming nightlife hub; just take the free ferry from the city’s central station over this creative neighbourhood to catch the best festivals. Noord has even found the way to bring the beach vibe to this 17th century fairy tale city, with more and more city beaches. This district managed to turn Amsterdam in an all-around city, even during the hotter summer days.
From an industrial area to the most creative playground in Amsterdam.