To be fair – you choose for indoor comfort first of all, in your apartment with a view. But if you had to pick an area in the region of Amsterdam on a map, you’d probably pick this area.
The postal code is officially Diemen, but the metro and bus services to Amsterdam are a short walk away. Is your work in the Zuidas, Zuid-Oost or city centre, Amsterdam-Noord or Amstelveen? No more traffic jams for you.
Want to visit friends in Watergraafsmeer or IJburg? It’s just a 10-to-20-minute bike ride. Or to the new Strand Blijburg: less than half an hour via a direct route through the green Diemerpolder and Diemerpark between Diemen and the Rietlanden.
Schiphol is a 15-minute drive as the up ramp to the A10 ring road is just a few streets away, very handy. About 11 kilometres to the south and you’ll be able to promenade along the marina in Muiden at the IJmeer. In a semi-circular form around you: the old village centres of Muiden, Weesp, Abcoude, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, the quiet stretch of greenery along the Amstel river and the Middenpolder, and just a bit more to the west the Amsterdamse Bos. Bird-watching amongst the reeds of the Diemerpolder, 4 kilometres from home after a 13–15-minute bike ride. Relaxing holidays close to home? Take a day trip to the ‘backyard of Amsterdam’ with the natural monument of Naardermeer, the lakes called Ankeveense and Loosdrechtse Plassen. What about an exciting game of football with Ajax or a concert in the Johan Cruyff Arena? A 9-10-minute bike ride or a 3-kilometre walk. An evening Leidseplein or Royal Carré Theatre? In half an hour you’ll have a front row seat. Even faster if you use public transport.
Everything you need.
Holland Park has it all. Shops, supermarkets, pubs and café’s, sporting accommodations, public parks and your GP close by. It feels right, all the amenities and temptations of the city a stone’s throw away; but you’ll most likely spend your time in your own trusted ‘village’ setting between Diemen and Duivendrecht: Holland Park.