The Pijp

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The Pijp

Former workers district De Pijp (The Pipe) was named after its distinctive, long and narrow streets. In the 19th century these streets served as pipes emptying and filling up the district when its inhabitants went to work in the morning and came back from the cities center in the evenings. Nowadays, the multicultural and fashionable district is popular with two-income families and entrepreneurs. Between the Turkish sewing workshops, Indonesian spice shops and Islamic butcher shops you will find boutiques and small specialty shops. And then there’s the sprawling Albert Cuyp market, where traditional Dutch delicacies lie side by side with multicultural delights.


Terraces and the Sarphatipark

Cars are forbidden in large parts of the district so expect to find lots of summer terraces (and since the inside smoking ban lots of overheated winter terraces as well). The area also has an overwhelming amount of dinner options, ranging from ethnic eateries to Western European cuisine. Go bar hopping after dinner to get a real feel of Amsterdam as you’ll meet the young Amsterdam people coming in from all over town to get a beer here. All in all, it’s never boring in fun-loving district De Pijp. And there’s nature too, the Sarphatipark is located in the heart of the Pijp, just behind the Albert Cuyp market, which makes it an ideal place to relax.

The Pijp
1073 Amsterdam

The Pijp is enclosed by these streets:

Stadhouderskade (North)
Amsteldijk (East)
Amstelkanaal (South)
Hobbemakade (West)

In the Pijp