AMSTERDAM — Pijp

This area is one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts of Amsterdam and is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. It used to be a working class district which was built to ease the overpopulated Jordaan in the 19th century and to house labourers. Today you will find lots of students as well as artists in this area which has earned it the name of the Latin Quarter. Like its neighbour, Jordaan the De Pijp area has lots of cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and bars.

The sights found here are:
Albert Cuypmarkt
Heineken Brewery Museum
Sarphatipark

Albert Cuypmarkt

Albert Cuypmarkt
This is the biggest and busiest open-air market in Amsterdam. It began in 1904 and now has over 300 stalls which line both sides of Albert Cuyp street. Goods sold here include fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, fish, spices, clothes and household goods. The markets are open from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am until 5pm.
For information about the market visit the website at: http://www.albertcuypmarkt.com

Heineken Brewery Museum
This museum known as the Heineken Experience is found on the former site of the Heineken Brewery which was in business here from 1867 until 1988. Beer has been brewed on this site from the 16th century. The Heineken Experience takes up four floors and has 18 attractions with several interactive exhibits. It explains the history of Heineken beer in detail and gives a fascinating insight into how the beer is brewed. You take a tour that covers the complete brewing process and it includes an easy simulator ride and a beer tasting. It is good fun and if you enjoy beer you are in for a treat.
For information about the Heieken Brewery Experience visit the website at: http://www.heinekenexperience.com

Sarphatipark

Sarphatipark
This small park is one of the nicest in Amsterdam and has been here since 1870. It is popular with locals with its facilities of basketball courts, table-tennis, an enclosed playground for children, fountains, a lake as well as lots of places to walk and sit in. There is a monument to Dr Sarphati who was a Jewish doctor and philanthropist — the park is named after him.