Amstelkwartier: one of the best districts for expats in Amsterdam

Amstelkwartier: one of the best districts for expats in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam metropolitan area has the largest number of expats in the Netherlands. And with a good reason. Amsterdam has much to offer: a raging nightlife, world-class museums and theatres, excellent public transport and international schools, to name just a few things.

In Amsterdam, the districts surrounding the city centre are the most popular with expats. Amstelkwartier, a new district on the Amstel river, is a prime example of this. With the heart of Amsterdam just around the corner, Amstelkwartier's residents have the best of both worlds: the hustle and bustle of city life and a green and tranquil living environment. Excellent connections to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport bring other European cities and the rest of the world within easy reach. It takes only 20 minutes to get from Amstelkwartier to Schiphol Plaza.


Amsterkwartier's many benefits

Living in Amstelkwartier has many benefits: a healthy environment for children, green surroundings, a quiet and safe neighbourhood, more than enough space for everyone, and all imaginable facilities at your fingertips. From excellent restaurants with sunny waterfront terraces, boat trips on the Amstel river, two beautiful parks where children can play soccer to green river banks with plenty of spaces to wade into the water for a swim on hot summer days - Amstelkwartier is a treasure trove of leisure. Read more about Amstelkwartier's hotspots here. This list will only grow longer in the years ahead!


International schools

Amstelkwartier has international primary and secondary school options nearby. Located at the A.J. Ernststraat, the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) offers international education to 1,400 students. The school is currently located at a temporary site, but in 2022 it will move to a new state-of-the-art campus. The new school location is easily accessible and only a 15-minute bicycle ride from Somerparc aan de Amstel. There is also a campus at the Darlingstraat in the Amsterdam-Zuidoost district, which is also 15 minutes by bicycle from Amstelkwartier. The Amsterdam International Community School is an international primary and secondary school offering English-language education.


Exercise and enjoyment

Fancy a workout? Amstelkwartier has various gyms too choose from. Trend Fitness is a small and personal boutique gym that provides training based on your personal requirements, goals and quality of life standards. Is going to the gym not for you? There are countless green areas and spots for outdoor workouts and sports activities. You can go for a high-energy run in the park, or if you prefer to take things more slowly, a jog along the Amstel river. There are also plenty of things to do on the water, from stand up paddle (SUP) boarding to rowing in the wee hours of the morning. The possibilities are endless. Amstelkwartier is the perfect place for those who enjoy the good life. Are you a fish lover? Try a scrumptious seafood platter at the George Marina. Fancy a family Sunday brunch? Then head to tHUIS aan de Amstel. If this is not enough to keep you occupied, you will be pleased to hear that the bustling, eclectic district of De Pijp in Amsterdam-Zuid and the trendy Amsterdam-Oost neighbourhood are just a stone's throw away from Amstelkwartier.


Properties available

An added plus is that Amstelkwartier is a relatively new neighbourhood with plenty of residential developments. This means new properties come onto the market regularly. The exclusive Somerparc aan de Amstel is one of these developments. Located right on the Amstel river, this stylish development offers 14 spacious town houses and 42 luxurious city apartments. All homes are available for sale now and will be completed mid-2022.


Spacious family home

Amstelkwartier is a unique area for expats to settle, particularly families. The Somerparc aan de Amstel spacious town houses come with every luxury and comfort you could wish for. Relax, enjoy, work, live... our properties have been carefully designed to offer the ultimate living experience. With various floor plans available and surface areas ranging from 128 to 223 m2, you're sure to find the layout that accommodates your lifestyle and needs. An open-plan kitchen that opens up onto the garden, a children's playroom, a home office or spacious living room on the first floor overlooking the park? It's all possible. Depending on the chosen floor plan, your home will include a front garden and/or back garden, terrace or balcony, providing the perfect additional space for your household needs and an ideal place for children to play. For more information on the town houses, click here. Or browse Somerparc aan de Amstel’s full selection of homes here.