Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

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Location

Oud-Zuid (English: Old South) is the name of a neighbourhood and of a (larger) former borough (stadsdeel) of Amsterdam.

History[edit]

The borough was formed in 1998 by merging the former boroughs of Amsterdam-Zuid and De Pijp, lying southwest and south of the centre of Amsterdam. In 2010 the borough was merged with Zuideramstel to form the borough Amsterdam-Zuid. On January 1, 2005 the borough had a population of 83,696. It included some of the richest neighbourhoods of Amsterdam, mostly developed at the end of the 19th century.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The following neighbourhoods were included in the borough Oud-Zuid:

From the former borough of De Pijp:

From the former borough Amsterdam-Zuid (as it existed from 1990 till 1998):

The area Prinses Irenebuurt, which was part of the former borough of Amsterdam-Zuid, was not included in Oud-Zuid, but added to the borough Zuideramstel which was also created in 1998.

Before 1990 in popular usage amongst Amsterdammers, "Oud-Zuid" referred to a much smaller area: the Museumkwartier (incl. Duivelseiland) and the Willemspark area. The City of Amsterdam used the term "Oud-Zuid" to refer to a larger area which also included De Pijp and the Schinkelbuurt.

Destinations[edit]

Popular tourist and cultural destinations are located in the borough of Oud-Zuid, including:

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°21′07″N 4°52′47″E / 52.35194°N 4.87972°E / 52.35194; 4.87972