Zuidoost is home to the residential estate known as ‘De Bijlmer’ and Amsterdam ArenA the home ground of Netherlands team and Ajax Football club. This neighborhood in Amsterdam is replete with high-rise buildings and concert halls like Ziggo Dome and AFAS Live or Heineken Music Hall, as it was previously known. In fact, ArenA Boulevard is where the Dutch and tourists turn up in huge numbers for live entertainment.
Zuidoost is a vibrant and multicultural borough of the city capital, and has to offer something or the other for everyone on Amsterdam tours. Below are three places to visit in the neighborhood.
The Gaasperplas Park
This park in Amsterdam features an artificial lake named Gaasperplas on its surrounds. It is full of bridges and streams, and features pathways that are ideal for horseback riding, bicycling, flying kites, and water sports for kids.
Water activities here comprise of rowing, canoeing, sailing, and several others. If you are planning for a visit to Gaasperplas in August, check for schedules of Reggae Lake Festival held from time to time in the park.
The ArenA Boulevard
Besides, pay a visit to the ArenA Boulevard when on a trip to Zuidoost. If you want to dive into the multicultural crowd, advance book a live concert in any of the concert halls in the Dutch neighborhood.
The precinct of the boulevard is lined up with local eatery shops and cafés and a big shopping mall, which is one of the handful malls in Amsterdam. It is also an area in Amsterdam, which visitors choose to stay overnight in order to catch live events.
Kinderboerderij De Bijlmerweide
If you want to escape the bustling city for a few hours, take a short trip to this petting zoo in Zuidoost through one day tour Amsterdam. It is a perfect place to visit with children, who always stay fond of animals including domesticated cows, a herd of sheep, lovely rabbits and donkeys.
Kinderboerderij De Bijlmerweide play hosts to events each year that are targeted at children, so make it a point to crosscheck for event schedules if you are planning a visit here.
Note that Bijlmermeer or Bijlmer neighborhood forms one part of Zuidoost and that the petting zoo is named after the neighborhood in Amsterdam City. Local Dutch are accustomed to call it as Bijlmerweide in reference to the farm.