Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

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Location Oud-Zuid (English: Old South) is the name of a neighbourhood and of a (larger) former borough (stadsdeel) of Amsterdam.


The borough was formed in 1998 by merging the former boroughs of Amsterdam-Zuid and De Pijp, lying southwest and south of the centre of Amsterdam. In 2010 the borough was merged with Zuideramstel to form the borough Amsterdam-Zuid. On January 1, 2005 the borough had a population of 83,696. It included some of the richest neighbourhoods of Amsterdam, mostly developed at the end of the 19th century.


The following neighbourhoods were included in the borough Oud-Zuid:

From the former borough of De Pijp:

  • Oude Pijp
  • Nieuwe Pijp including the Diamantbuurt

From the former borough Amsterdam-Zuid (as it existed from 1990 till 1998):

  • Apollobuurt
  • Hoofddorppleinbuurt,
  • Museum Quarter
  • Duivelseiland,
  • Schinkelbuurt
  • Stadionbuurt
  • Willemspark
  • Vondelpark (park)

The area Prinses Irenebuurt, which was part of the former borough of Amsterdam-Zuid, was not included in Oud-Zuid, but added to the borough Zuideramstel which was also created in 1998.

Before 1990 in popular usage amongst Amsterdammers, "Oud-Zuid" referred to a much smaller area: the Museumkwartier (incl. Duivelseiland) and the Willemspark area. The City of Amsterdam used the term "Oud-Zuid" to refer to a larger area which also included De Pijp and the Schinkelbuurt.


Popular tourist and cultural destinations are located in the borough of Oud-Zuid, including:

  • the Albert Cuyp Market, which is held on the Albert Cuypstraat
  • the Vondelpark: a Template:Convert park containing an open-air theatre and until April 4, 2012 the museum of the EYE Film Institute
  • the Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum, as well as the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam are located on the Museumplein (‘Museum Square’)
  • the Heineken Experience located in the former Heineken brewery
  • the 'Concertgebouw', a concert hall located on the Museumplein