Founded in the late 12th century, Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands. It grew from a quaint fishing village to become the thriving hub of financial and cultural activity it is today.
Amsterdam has a large historic city centre, dating largely from the 17th century. At that time, a series of concentric semi-circular canals, known as ‘grachten’, were dug around the old city centre along which houses and warehouses were built. The canals still define Amsterdam's layout and appearance today with rows of fine houses and mansions situated along the banks.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is less than 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam Central Station and just over an hour from airports in London, UK. Holland is served by excellent public transport at local and national level and it is usually the preferred method of travel. The majority of serviced apartments Amsterdam has to offer are near transport links of some kind.
Central Amsterdam is recognised as one of Europe’s largest historic city centres. The area is defined as a semi-circle with Amsterdam Centraal Station, a hub for international trains, at its apex. A serviced apartment in Amsterdam city centre would be ideal for someone who needs to travel frequently.
Dapperbuurt is most famous for its main street, Dapperstraat, and the market which is held there from Monday to Saturday. Dappermarkt is Amsterdam’s second largest and busiest market, comprising more than 250 stalls selling items and food from around the world. A Dapperbuurt serviced apartment would be perfect for anyone who wants to sample this popular multicultural attraction.
In southern Amsterdam, the leafy district of Buitenveldert is bordered by the A10 ring road and is easily accessible from other areas of the city via bus and railway links. Its proximity to the Zuidas business district means a Buitenveldert serviced apartment would be an ideal base from which to conduct business.
Amstelveen is a suburb in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam, linked to the city centre and beyond via metro and tram connections. KPMG – one of the Big Four auditors – have their international headquarters there. A serviced apartment in Amstelveen would be perfect for professionals in law or finance.