The location

Watergraafsmeer is the lowest-lying area in Amsterdam. Today it is a lively but relaxed neighbourhood where many artists live.

Amsterdam Eastside

Watergraafsmeer is part of Amsterdam East (Oost), known for its wide streets lined by monumental 19th-century buildings, as well as its vibrant cultural mix and with plenty of opportunities for shopping, eating and drinking.


As a polder, reclaimed land, it was first pumped dry in 1629. In the 17th and 18th centuries, wealthy people from Amsterdam built estates to escape from the city at weekends. Later, Watergraafsmeer became a city focus as home to the football stadium De Meer where Amsterdam Ajax played until 1996. Iconic footballer Johan Cruijff was born in Watergraafsmeer.


Wine, cheese, bread … within walking distance of The Guest Room you will find a fantastic and diverse range of shops. From daily shopping to fashion and lifestyle.


Tram 19

Tram 19 stop ‘Hogeweg’ is 2 minutes away from The Guestroom. Travelling within Amsterdam by public transport is straightforward and convenient. The extensive network is operated by GVB and connects the city’s neighbourhoods by train, tram, metro, bus and ferry.


During the day it is easy to find a parking space in our neighbourhood. In the evening it might take you a little bit longer.

From Schiphol to us

Schiphol Airport is about 20 minutes away by taxi. Public transport generally takes about 35 minutes depending on the connections.

Close to RAI Amsterdam

In town to visit an event at RAI Amsterdam? There is an excellent connection as bus 65 travels directly from us to the RAI.