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The Westerpark is a park in Amsterdam West, west of the Haarlemmerpoort and north of the Haarlemmertrekvaart. Previously, the Willemspoort station was located here until 1878, from where the trains from Amsterdam to Haarlem departed.

Westerpark Amsterdam

Image of the westergasfactory with people in front on the terrace

The Centrale Markt, Frederik Hendrikbuurt, Houthavens, Spaarndammer and Zeeheldenbuurt and Staatsliedenbuurt together form the Westerpark district. The construction is 19th and early 20th century and mainly Amsterdam school. The Westerparkbuurt in Amsterdam has around 35,000 inhabitants. In recent years, the Westerpark has become increasingly popular with hip Amsterdammers. An important reason for this is the sales of rental properties by housing associations. Renovating the Westerpark and repurposing the Westergasfabriek. The Westergasfabriek operates and programs indoor and outdoor spaces in the Westergasfabriek Culture Park. The industrial monuments and the surrounding cultural park of the Westergasfabriek together form a multifunctional space and the modern Westerpark of international allure. You will find greenery, a place to work, space for small but certainly also large events such as concerts and various catering establishments, film, theater and exhibition venues.

Discover the Westerparkbuurt

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Westerparkbuurt is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood rich in history, culture and modern amenities. Bordering the famous Jordaan and the emerging Houthavens, this neighborhood offers a unique mix of old and new, making it an attractive place to live and visit.

Location and Neighborhoods

The Westerparkbuurt extends from the iconic Spaarndammerstraat to the bustling Westerpark. The area is characterized by historic canal houses, cozy streets and modern architecture. On one side it is bordered by the Jordaan, one of Amsterdam’s most picturesque and charming neighborhoods, known for its narrow streets, boutiques and cafes. On the other side are the dynamic Houthavens, a former industrial area that is now being transformed into a contemporary residential area with a mix of new construction and redeveloped lofts.

Facilities Westerpark

Pontsteiger: A striking landmark in the Westerparkbuurt is the Pontsteiger, a modern apartment complex on the water known for its impressive architecture and panoramic views of the city.

Westerpark: The Westerpark of the same name is the beating heart of the neighborhood, a green and lively city park where locals come together to relax, exercise and enjoy cultural events. The park is also home to several restaurants, cafes and cultural institutions, including the Westergasfabriek, a former industrial complex that has been converted into a vibrant cultural center with theatres, galleries, restaurants and bars.

Living in the Westerparkbuurt

The Westerparkbuurt offers a diverse mix of rental homes and apartments, ranging from historic buildings to modern new construction. With its central location, easy accessibility and lively atmosphere, it is a popular residential destination for both young professionals and families. Tenants can enjoy the proximity to amenities such as shops, restaurants, parks and public transport, making it an ideal location to experience the vibrant city life of Amsterdam while still enjoying the peace and greenery nearby.

Who lives in Westerpark?

Many students, singles, couples, families and more and more expats live in Westerpark in recent years.

Buying a house in Westerpark

Buying a house in the Westerpark area of Amsterdam can be a great investment as it is a popular residential area with many amenities and a vibrant atmosphere. Buying a home is an important decision, so take the time to do your research and seek advice where necessary. JLG Real Estate is happy to assist you.

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Amsterdam West

Picture of the Westergasfactory


West of the park was the Westergasfabriek, built in 1883. In 1990, the former head office located next to the park became the district office of the Spaarndammerbuurt and Staatsliedenbuurt located on either side of the park. The district was named Westerpark after the park.

The site of the Westergasfabriek had already been designated as a park area in 1866. The old Westerpark borders the cultural park and was constructed in a beautiful English landscape style. The paths wind around small groves, giving the walk a surprising character. The old Westerpark therefore fits into the tradition of nineteenth century park architecture, just like the Vondelpark in Amsterdam Oud Zuid.

A Lively Amsterdam Neighborhood

The Westergasfabriek site has now been added to the Westerpark as a park area after renovation. The historic buildings have been renovated and are used by creative and cultural entrepreneurs. Some of the spaces are rented out for temporary events such as parties, festivals, product presentations, theater or exhibitions.

Events in Westerpark

The Westerparkbuurt is known for its lively events that take place all year round. From festivals and markets to art exhibitions and concerts, there is always something going on in this vibrant neighborhood. Some of the most famous events include:

  • Rolling Kitchens: An annual culinary festival where various food trucks and stalls come together to serve a wide range of dishes, ranging from international street food to local delicacies.
  • Canal Festival: A music festival that takes place at various locations in and around the canals of Amsterdam, including performances in the Westerpark and the Westergasfabriek.
  • Sunday Market: A craft market where local producers and entrepreneurs sell their fresh produce, handmade goods and delicacies, making it a popular destination for foodies and craft lovers.

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