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Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

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Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

Hello,

I'm currently trying to decide on an Airbnb and our options are very slim due to our budget range and last minute booking. We have a pre-approved place in Watergraafsmeer, but it doesn't seem to be a great neighborhood based on what I googled so far.

Should we just go with it? Any insight on the safety and feel of the neighborhood would be appreciated!

Thank you!

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1. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

That is a very big neighborhood (by Amsterdam standards), which part /street is the apartment in?

Most of it is a little upscale. Lots of families with young kids live there; other areas are predominantly populated by very old people.

Someone I spoke to who lives there even called it 'the green grave' because it's so green and village-like but also quite dull and sedate. ;-)

Depending on which part you'd be in you are either close to or far from the center, and near practical public transport or not.

Edited: 08 April 2016, 00:24
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2. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

Covers quite a large area in the east of the city so perhaps if you mentioned a street name?

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3. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18859…

Any time I look at lodging and it starts with how easy the train, tram, metros, or taxi is to get into the center from the hotel I stop reading.

If I can't walk everywhere it's to far out for me.

That said see the link above.

If it's a budget issue only and if you are open to a hotel we can often find very good deals at way below regular costs. But for that we would need exact dates.

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4. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

P.S. In case you're here for King's Day on the 27th, Bredeweg / Hogeweg has one of the nicest King's Day celebrations in town.

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5. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

If you're on AirBnB, the box on the map at the bottom will usually always give the street anme.

"Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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6. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

I don't know if you're on your trip or not but we're currently there and we're currently in that neighborhood and its phenomenal from what we've experienced

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8. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

[I don't know if you're on your trip or not]

Yeah who knows what happened to the OP! One of those many posters who posts and never comes back... Maybe she got swallowed by a monster!

@miabear, have you tried the brand new Tropencafé yet, in Oosterpark? It's part of Tropenmuseum. You can enter it from the park side (behind the round children's pool). It's lovely!

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9. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

We did not try that but did spend a lovely night at Elsa's. Tomorrow we head to MAASTRICHT!!

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10. Re: Is Watergraafsmeer a good neighborhood?

Ah, another lovely cafe. And another lovely city! Over there it's quite customary to receive a free bonbon / chocolate with every coffee / tea you order. I hope you end up in the places that still have that custom! Unfortunately my favorite cheese & wine cellar there no longer exists.

Have fun.