Watergraafsmeer hotel guide
Watergraafsmeer is one of those destinations that has known quite a few changes when it comes to its name. It started out as a polder that was artificially created when the Diemermeer (lake) was laid dry. Slowly the life on Watergraafsmeer evolved, and more and more people started living there. It became a part of Amsterdam’s East borough but not before it had been a municipality and district. These days, Watergraafsmeer is part of the East Borough which borders onto the city centre of Amsterdam.
Things to do in Watergraafsmeer
Staying in this particular area means you don’t have the full city rush around you but you can still be there whenever you like. You can probably walk from your hotel to the city centre on a sunny day. Of course, public transportation in Amsterdam is also one of the best ways to get around. In any case, you don’t need a car when staying in Watergraafsmeer. You can opt for a bicycle tour instead or do one of those hop-on-hop-off tours that cross through this Dutch city.
Amsterdam has something for everyone. There are hidden gems that’ll allow you to find some quiet time (the Begijnhof), fantastic shopping districts (The Nine Streets), great restaurants and brown pubs and many nightlife activities. Of course, cultural highlights are also part of Watergraafsmeer and Amsterdam. The Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum are just some examples of highlights to visit when staying in the Dutch capital.
Hotels in Watergraafsmeer
Staying in the Dutch capital obviously means you’ve got many possibilities when it comes to choosing a hotel. Be sure to check your favourite amenities using our search tools. That way, we can help you organise the sheer amount of hotels and find the right match for you!