De Pijp, which in English means The Pipe, is the hippest neighborhood in Amsterdam, The Netherlands’ city of canals.
Located directly south of the city center in the Oud Zuid, or Old South section, De Pijp originally was a working-class neighborhood and has three districts—Diamantbuurt or Diamond, Nieuwe Pijp, and Oude Pijp.
“It’s the hipster section of the city,” says Marianne Joanknecht, managing partner, at Amsterdam Sotheby’s International Realty. “It’s comparable to SoHo or the Meatpacking district in New York.”
De Pijp is a short walk from Museum Square, home of the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk—which has a world-renowned collection of modern art—and the Concertgebouw or concert hall. Changing the landscape of which is the newly developed, De Hooch.
De Hooch, being developed between Hobbemakade and Pieter de Hoochstraat, comprises made-to-measure apartments on freehold for people who demand a lot from their personal environment. People who want to enjoy a great home, and a great life, complete with views over Museum Square or the Hobbemakade canals.