Plantage – Eastern Docklands is just a stone’s throw east of Amsterdam’s center. From the rejuvenated docklands area—now home to swanky IT buildings and young families—to the famously verdant gardens and parks of Plantage, you’ll have plenty of breathing space in this neighborhood. This district is a paradise for nature lovers. Hortus Botanicus, established in 1638, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, while Artis Royal Zoo is also home to a planetarium and aquarium. Shoppers won’t be disappointed either; Waterlooplein Square hosts the country’s largest flea market every day.