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Buitenveldert: ideal for expats

Buitenveldert borders the De Zuidas business district and it is characterised by the VU University, the VU Medical Centre, parks, family homes, and medium-high apartment buildings. The high-end, centrally located shopping centre Gelderlandplein has many quality boutiques and other convenient shops, and there are also many shopping streets for your daily groceries throughout the entire neighbourhood. Buitenveldert is spaciously laid out and has plenty of sports clubs and associations, especially in the area of the Amsterdam Forest. The area includes lots of water and greenery, both in the residential areas and in the parks.

The neighbourhood

Buitenveldert is one of the neighbourhoods in borough Zuid and has a population of over 20,000. The area saw a huge development in the 1970s and its name derives from the small village with the same name, once situated along the Amstelveenseweg. The area merged with the Rivierenbuurt in 1998 and, since 2010, it has been part of the borough Zuid. The neighbourhood lies between the A10 ring road, the Amstelpark, and the so-called ‘Sport Axis’ in the west, which includes the Amsterdam Forest. When it comes to housing, Buitenveldert offers a mixture of low, medium, and high-rise buildings with both rental and owner-occupied houses. Shopping mall Gelderlandplein and the many schools make this neighbourhood very attractive for families with children. Apart from that, Buitenveldert has a large number of sports clubs.

Popular neighbourhood for expats

With people living in Buitenveldert for an average period of 11 years, it proves that it is a comfortable and attractive area to live in. The percentages of highly educated and low-skilled people are more or less equal. The neighbourhood also has a large Jewish community, which has its own local facilities. Furthermore, the Japanese community is well represented and the neighbourhood becomes more and more popular with families and students. But also people relocating from abroad, such as expats, find their way to Buitenveldert, which is mainly thanks to its proximity to the De Zuidas district with its many international offices. Buitenveldert has excellent transport links to other locations in Amsterdam, with station Amsterdam-Zuid just minutes from wherever you are.

Relaxed upbringing and comfortable living

Living in Buitenveldert means that you never have to feel bored. The Amsterdam Forest and Amstelpark are great for outings. There are plenty of supermarkets, shops, and hospitality facilities and you can see the international communities represented in the wide array of cuisines. Buitenveldert is highly recommended for families with children and expats who like to live comfortably in a green and quiet environment. The real estate market is varied and offers lots of options for both renting and buying. And last but not least, all the different areas of Amsterdam are within easy reach.

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