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province North Holland North Holland
local community Flag of the Amsterdam municipality Amsterdam
 - land
 - water
17.41  km 2
15.52 km 2
1.89 km 2
Residents 144,432 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Coordinates 52 ° 21 ′  N , 4 ° 52 ′  E Coordinates: 52 ° 21 ′  N , 4 ° 52 ′  E
Important traffic route A10 E19 S100 S107 S108 S109 S110
prefix 020
Location of the Zuid district in Amsterdam
Location of the Zuid district in AmsterdamTemplate: Infobox location in the Netherlands / maintenance / map

Amsterdam-Zuid ( German:  Amsterdam-Süd ) is a district in the municipality of Amsterdam ( province of North Holland ) with a population of 144,432 on an area of ​​17.41 km² (as of January 1, 2017).


After 1875, new districts were added when the city was expanded: De Pijp , Dapperbuurt, Kinkerbuurt and Staatsliedenbuurt. The southern part of Amsterdam was laid out in the years 1920 to 1940 according to the "Plan Zuid" (German Plan Süd ), and partly built in the style of the Amsterdam School ( Dutch Amsterdamse School ). In the west Amsterdam Zuid is bounded by the Vondelpark , the industrial area "Schinkel", in the east by the Amstel and in the south by the "Kalfeslaan". The Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage presented the “Plan Zuid” in 1917, including for wider streets and apartment houses for the middle class . After the merger of the districts De Pijp and Zuid, the district of Amsterdam Oud-Zuid (German Alt-Süd , today a district) was created in 1998 . In the south is the through station Amsterdam Zuid as well as the "Maarten Luther Kerk" (German Martin Luther Church ) from 1937. When drawing up the Zuid plan, Berlage was of the opinion that squares ( Plein in Dutch ) with churches should be used as starting positions and marking points, " Een Plein zonder openbaar gebouw is geen plein " (German A square without a public building is no square ).

The Floriade garden and agricultural exhibition was held in Amstelpark in Amsterdam Zuid in 1972. A street was named after the Dutch composer " Johannes Verhulst -straat".


For other city or residential areas see:

Diamond belt

Asscher diamond grinding shop in Amsterdam.
Diamantbuurt south side

The Diamantbuurt, with 3,135 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017), is a now a district in Amsterdam Zuid and is known for the large number of diamond cutters who lived and worked there in the 19th century. The neighborhood was built in the Amsterdam school style in the 1930s and the older houses were thoroughly renovated in the 1980s. At the end of the Diamantstraat (German Diamond Road ) is the impressive building of the Asscher diamond grinding shop , where the largest diamond in the world, the Cullinan diamond , was cut. The history of Amsterdam as the “Diamond City” began in 1586 and is exhibited in the Diamant Museum Amsterdam (with one million visitors a year). Many streets in the district are named after precious stones: Robin, Saffier, Smaragd, Topas and Diamantstraat.


The neighborhood district of Duivelseiland ( Devil's Island in German ) belongs to the Museum Quarter and, contrary to what the name suggests, it is not an "island" as it is not surrounded by water. The area was 6.15 hectares with 1,375 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017). Duivelseiland is the smallest residential area in Amsterdam South and was named after Devil's Island (near French Guiana ) in the 19th century .


The residential area was laid out in the 1920s according to the “Plan West” and formerly belonged to what was then the municipality of Sloten . Since 1927 it has been connected to the Amstelveenseweg by the Zeilbrug , the street names are often named after painters from the 19th century. In 1990 the neighborhood became part of Amsterdam South and is mainly a residential area with few businesses and other facilities. In 2017 the quarter had around 11,845 inhabitants on an area of ​​96.71 hectares.

Museum Quarter

The name of the Museumkwartier refers to the museums in the area: Rijksmuseum , Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum . The name Concertgebouwbuurt is also used in the vernacular because the well-known Concertgebouw is also in the district. Well-known shopping streets are the PC Hooftstraat , Van Baerlestraat and the Cornelius Schuytstraat. The houses, often built in Art Nouveau style, were built after 1906, although the street plan from 1902 based on a design by PJH Cuypers from 1891 was retained. On January 1, 2017, 12,840 residents lived on an area of ​​138.55 hectares in the district that is traversed by trams No. 2, 3, 5, 12, 16 and 24.

Prinses Irenebuurt

The residential district Zandland , built in the 1950s and 1960s , was renamed Prinses Irenebuurt in 1953 after the Prinses Irenestraat , which runs right through the district . ( Prinses Irene , daughter of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands ). Between 1998 and 2010, the Prinses Irenebuurt was part of the Zuideramstel district together with Buitenveldert and the Rivierenbuurt . In January 2017, 1,310 people lived there. In 1975 today's pedestrian and bicycle bridge was built over the “Zuider Amstelkanaal”. Tram no.5 has been running here since 1978.


Schinkel circa 1900.

The quarter had a population of 3,835 people (as of January 1, 2017) on an area of ​​35 hectares and is bordered by the Amstelveenseweg , the Stadiongracht and Schinkelkade .

The Schinkelviertel is divided into Schinkelbuurt Nord , Süd and Bertelmanpleinbuurt and is assigned to Amsterdam Oud-Zuid . In the Middle Ages , a small quarter was already created at the beginning of the Amstelveenseweg by the Schinkel river and was also called Dubbele Buurt ("double quarter") because the area in the east from Schinkel to the then municipality "Nieuwer Amstel" until 1896 and later to the municipality of Amsterdam belonged, while the area west of Schinkel belonged to the former municipality of Sloten until 1921 .


The Willemsparkbuurt and the Willempark were named after King Wilhelm I (from 1815 to 1840). The former terrain, then 25 hectares in size, was not very popular at this time due to overpopulation and foul-smelling canals, which only changed with the tram and bus connections. In 1882 the municipality "Nieuwer Amstel" granted the construction of houses in the Van Eeghenstraat with a concession agreement and in 1893 the horse-drawn tram (Dutch: paardentramlijn ) from the PC Hooftstraat to Willemsparkweg was put into operation. In 1903 the electric tram No. 2 ran, which still runs there today. In 2017, 5,540 people lived in the district on an area of ​​70.10 hectares.


Amsterdam Zuid includes (partly adjacent) the parks: Amstelpark , Amsterdamse Bos , Beatrixpark , Gijsbrecht van Amstelpark , Martin-Luther-Kingpark , Sarphatipark , Schinkeleilanden and the Vondelpark .


  • Stedenmaagd is a 2.53 meter high and 5 ton heavy statue, it stands at the entrance of the Vondelpark on the Stadhouderskade. It was made in 1883 by Alexander Linneman (1839–1902) and Friedrich Schierholz (1840–1894). In the meantime the statue has been replaced by a copy. The Stedenmaagd was created on behalf of the park administration to give the "Wereldtentoonstelling van 1883" ( world exhibition of 1883 ) more prestige.
  • The Indie-Nederland monument is located in the green area by the Olympiaplein in Amsterdam Zuid. It was originally set up in honor of Joannes Benedictus van Heutz (1851–1924). Meanwhile, the former general of the Koninklijk Nederlandsch-Indisch Leger (KNIL) ( Royal Dutch-Indian Army ) is controversial for war crimes in Aceh . For this reason the monument was renamed "Monument Indië-Nederland" on January 31, 2004.
  • Amsterdam thanks zijn Canadezen . This monument is a token of the gratitude of the Amsterdam community and residents for the 1,000 soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces who liberated Amsterdam from Nazi occupation on May 8, 1945 .

Industrial site

Schinkel industrial area

The area is in the southern part of the Hoofddorppleinbuurt . Since this industrial site is difficult to reach by public transport, an extra bus line was used in June 2009, the Schinkelbus . It runs between the "Bedrijventerrein Schinkel" and the underground station (Metro) "Henk Sneevlietweg".


Amsterdam Symphony skyscraper .

The Zuidas (German southern axis ) is a central business district (CBD) under development and lies between the river “Schinkel” and Rijksweg 10 with a floor area of ​​225 hectares which is to be expanded to 270 hectares.

ING Bank and ABN AMRO Bank are currently based there, as are the “Amsterdam Symphony” projects. Two skyscrapers consisting of a residential complex with a height of 105 meters, 29 floors and an office complex with 27 floors and a height of 97 meters. Also: "World Trade Center, Baker & McKenzie House, UN Studio, Kempen & Co, Drentestaete lll" and a. The World Trade Center (WTC), completed in 1985, is being renovated. In the future, around 200,000 people will be present there every day, including around 25,000 residents, 80,000 employees and employees, and 30,000 students. The Amsterdam Zuid train station and a metro station as well as bus and tram stops are in the immediate vicinity . The Schiphol airport can be reached in six minutes. According to current planning, the area should be completed by 2035.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has its official headquarters in this business district after its Brexit- related move from London and will continue operations there from January 2020 after the temporary operation in the “Spark building” in Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

Web links

Commons : Amsterdam-Zuid  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Stadsdeel Zuid on the website of the municipality of Amsterdam (Dutch)

Individual evidence

  1. a b Kerncijfers stadsdelen 2017 Gemeente Amsterdam, accessed on April 23, 2018 (Dutch)
  2. ^ Architecture in Amsterdam Zuid . Dutch, accessed April 24, 2010
  3. a b c d e f g Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2017 Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek , accessed on April 23, 2018 (Dutch)
  4. "History: Prinses Irenebuurt" ( Memento of the original from July 15, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Dutch, accessed January 26, 2011 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. “Stedenmaagd maakt plaats voor jongere versie” , in Het Parool of November 10, 2009. With photo, Dutch, accessed on April 24, 2010
  6. ^ Author: Jan de Baat, 1980 . Amsterdam thanks zijn Canadezen. Dutch, accessed April 24, 2010
  7. Bedrijventerrein Schinkel ( Memento from 1 September 2009 at the Internet Archive ). Gemeente Amsterdam, Dutch, accessed April 24, 2010
  8. Brief information about the Zuidas Amsterdam ( Memento from December 1, 2012 in the Internet Archive ). Dutch, accessed August 11, 2012.
  9. Brief information on the history of the Zuidas ( Memento from December 1, 2012 in the Internet Archive ). Dutch, accessed August 11, 2012.
  10. Handover of keys: A high-rise for the EMA apotheke adhoc, November 15, 2019.