Plantage is a leafy neighborhood in the centre of Amsterdam. This article also covers the Eastern Islands.


De Gooyer

Get in

By tram

As walking to Plantage can take more than 20 minutes, most visitors would take the tram to get there. From Centraal Station, trams 9 and 14 cross right through the district. The stops Plantage Kerklaan, Plantage Badlaan and Alexanderplein are the most central ones.

By metro

The metro is the fastest way to get into the district, but the locations of its stops are somewhat less convenient than the tram stops. Two stations serve the Plantage. Waterlooplein is the closest to the main sights, including the Artis Zoo, the various museums and the Hollandsche Schouwburg. Exiting the station at Hortusplantsoen, it's only a short walk to the area. Weesperplein is close to the University of Amsterdam and the Carré Theatre. All metro lines from Centraal Station (lines 51, 53 and 54) stop at both stations.


The Plantage Amsterdam is a green area, mostly known for Artis Zoo and the Hortus, the botanical garden. In fact, most of Amsterdam's museums are gathered in this area. Just beyond the Waterlooplein, you will find -amongst may other museums- the historical buildings of The Jewish Cultural Quarter, the renowned Hermitage Museum and the impressive Scheepvaartmuseum.


Carré seen from the Amstel




The famous Amstel Hotel

Go next

Routes through Plantage

Binnenstad Rembrandtplein Waterlooplein  N  S  Oost Diemen
Binnenstad  N  S  Oost Amstelveen
Binnenstad  N  S  Oost Zuidoost
Binnenstad  N  S  Oost Zuidoost

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