In love with Spaarndammerbuurt district

Bredius will be on Zaanstraat in Spaarndammerbuurt district. If you already live here, you'll already know: Spaarndammerbuurt is fantastic. If you're not very familiar with the area, please read on. We will tell you more about the neighborhood's accessibility, history and amenities.


Restaurants and cafes

Prime location



Appealing mix of people and amenities

Spaarndammerbuurt was originally a working-class neighborhood. Dock workers lived conveniently close to their work in housing designed in the Amsterdamse School architectural style. By 1906, a tram was already running from here to Central Station, making the neighborhood easily accessible. The composition of residents changed over the years and is very mixed these days - which is one of Spaarndammerbuurt's greatest strengths.

This diversity has led to an enormous great variety in amenities, shops and restaurants. Most shops can be found on Spaarndammerstraat, which is at just four minutes' walking distance from Bredius. Along the way you will come across local shops, schools, child care centers, a theater and restaurants. And, of course, the world-famous Museum 't Schip ("the Ship") by architect Michel de Klerk. Originally a public housing complex for housing corporation Eigen Haard, the museum owes its name to the original shape of the building. Walking along the Zaanstraat towards Central Station, you will quickly reach Haarlemmerdijk or Westerpark where there is always a festival, party or performance to enjoy.

Ready to discover the Spaarndammerbuurt? Then go for a walk through the neighborhood!

Wandelroute Spaarndammerbuurt

A first impression

Ready for a first impression of this fascinating neighborhood? Then watch the video below!

Prime location

One of the key advantages of Spaarndammerbuurt district is its location relative to downtown, close to Amsterdam Central Station and the highway. Cycle to the city center or the train station in just six minutes. And the tram will take you to Museumplein within fifteen minutes. The A10 beltway and the A5 are a five minute drive from Bredius.