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De PijpAmsterdam

Thought to be named for its long, straight streets, this district was once the residence of artists such as Mondrian and is now one of Amsterdam’s trendiest spots.

Wander amid the weeping willows and brilliant flowerbeds of Sarphatipark, take in the bustle and bargains of the Albert Cuyp Market, shop at intriguing antique stores, pop-up shops and unusual boutiques and taste some of the foodie delights Amsterdam’s many migrant groups have brought with them to De Pijp.

Amsterdam’s “Quartier Latin,” De Pijp, has retained the ambiance and charm of its bohemian days when students and artists flocked to the low-cost accommodations of the former working-class quarter. Mondrian, famous for his modern artworks of black lines and blocks of primary color, worked in an attic room of De Pijp. Note that many of the streets are named after famous Dutch artists to reflect the district’s history.

The name De Pijp translates to “the pipe.” It is divided into Oude Pijp ("Old" Pijp) and Nieuwe Pijp ("New" Pijp) by the long Ceintuurbaan street, which is lined with 19th-century houses, cafés and gourmet restaurants. Have coffee in a former movie cinema, shop in a supermarket where products are grouped by recipe and enjoy fresh salads at one of the vegan cafés.

Some of Amsterdam’s best known and inexpensive Turkish, Surinamese, Moroccan and even Nordic restaurants are located in De Pijp. Seek out the multicultural shops and restaurants hidden behind the many stalls of the Albert Cuyp Market. Albert Cuypstraat is a street worth checking out for people-watching and observing humorous exchanges between stallholders and market-goers.

If you’re traveling with kids, head to the Sarphatipark’s playground or take them to the Kinderboerderij de Pijp in the Nieuwe Pijp, where they can pet pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens and enjoy farmyard activities.

Immerse yourself in beer history at the interactive Heineken Experience, housed in the former brewery, before a pub crawl through the backstreets of De Pijp. Find charming pubs with literally hundreds of beers on their menus. Though not nearly as famous as the Red Light District in de Wallen, De Pijp even has its own red light area along Ruysdaelkade.

Top hotels in De Pijp

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Arcade Hotel
The Arcade Hotel
3 out of 5
Sarphatipark 106, Amsterdam
The price is €67 per night

Located in De Pijp, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sarphatipark and Albert Cuyp Market. Heineken Experience and Rijksmuseum are also within 1 mi (2 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (161 reviews)

"Great staff, rooms have good facilities, TV's with Netflix and YouTube and a cons"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

The Arcade Hotel
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Hotel Okura Amsterdam
5 out of 5
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Amsterdam
The price is €205 per night

Located in De Pijp, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Leidseplein and Flower Market are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,960 reviews)

"The restaurants are excellent The staff very helpful and caring It is in the middle of the hip area de Pijp, very lively local neighborhood ."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Pestana Amsterdam Riverside – LVX Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Pestana Amsterdam Riverside – LVX Preferred Hotels & Resorts
5 out of 5
Amsteldijk 67, Amsterdam
The price is €169 per night

Located in De Pijp, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Heineken Experience and Rembrandt Square. Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are also within 2 mi ...

4.3/5Excellent! (489 reviews)

"every thing was perfect ,very helpful and a very impressive building"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Pestana Amsterdam Riverside – LVX Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam
Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam
4 out of 5
Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, Amsterdam, Noord Holland
The price is €139 per night

Located in De Pijp, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Albert Cuyp Market, Heineken Experience, and Rijksmuseum. Museum Square and Concertgebouw ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (772 reviews)

"Really nice room relaxed atmosphere.Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam
easyHotel Amsterdam City Centre South
easyHotel Amsterdam City Centre South
2 out of 5
Van Ostadestraat 97, Amsterdam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €39 per night

Located in De Pijp, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Albert Cuyp Market and Heineken Experience. Museum Square and Concertgebouw are also within 15 minutes. ...

3.5/5Good! (730 reviews)

"Great value for money. Staff are friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020

easyHotel Amsterdam City Centre South
Stadhouderskade Apartment
Stadhouderskade Apartment
4 out of 5
Stadhouderskade 121, Amsterdam

Located in De Pijp, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Heineken Experience, Rembrandt Square and Rijksmuseum. Royal Theater Carre and Hermitage ...

3.5/5Good! (14 reviews)
Great location, and spacious...but...

"...but the WiFi was not working for over four days, and I incurred massive data charges as a result. The owner seemed quick to resolve the issue once he was alerted, but the ACA representatives were hard to get in touch with/a bit slow to respond... Otherwise it was a nice apartment."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2018

Stadhouderskade Apartment

Popular places to visit in De Pijp

Albert Cuyp Market
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Albert Cuyp Market

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Visit Amsterdam’s longest and oldest market, surrounded by the cafés and antiques stores of De Pijp. Taste flavors of the Netherlands from Gouda to pickled herring.

Sarphatipark
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Sarphatipark

De Pijp’s green oasis is the perfect place to relax in the warm sun, picnic with purchases from Albert Cuyp Market and enjoy the colors of Dutch blooms.

Anne Frank House
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Anne Frank House

4.5/5(778 reviews)

See where this brave and famous Jewish teenager hid from the Nazis during World War II and recorded her world-famous diary.

Van Gogh Museum
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Van Gogh Museum

4.5/5(723 reviews)

This modern museum houses the world’s largest collection of the legendary Dutch master painter who led a troubled life and never saw his work become famous.

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum

4.5/5(901 reviews)

This palatial building full of Dutch paintings and international artifacts is the country’s largest public-funded museum.

Dam Square
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Dam Square

4/5(2,088 reviews)

Amsterdam’s iconic square, with its cobbled stones and grand historical buildings, is a lively gathering place and venue for protests and celebrations.

Top things to do in De Pijp

Amsterdam STREET FOOD ADVENTURE
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Amsterdam STREET FOOD ADVENTURE

€78
Per adult
Amsterdam: De Pijp self-guided Virtual Experience
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Amsterdam: De Pijp self-guided Virtual Experience

€13
Per adult
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Canal Cruise
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Canal Cruise

82% of travellers recommend
€22
Per adult
Blue Boat Company Evening Cruise
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Blue Boat Company Evening Cruise

86% of travellers recommend
€20
Per adult
Dutch Countryside Tour with Windmills, Volendam & Marken
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Dutch Countryside Tour with Windmills, Volendam & Marken

88% of travellers recommend
€59
Per adult
Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar Tickets with Drinks
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Amsterdam XtraCold Icebar Tickets with Drinks

80% of travellers recommend
€23
Per adult

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