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Facts and figures

Facts and figures

Zuidas is located between Schiphol and Amsterdam city centre, between the Buitenveldert and Oud Zuid districts and between the Nieuwe Meer and Amstel conservation areas. It is highly dynamic because of the concentration of businesses, housing, and institutions combined with numerous construction developments. Added to this will be the construction of the most important infrastructure project for the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area: Zuidasdok.

Zuidas is a major urban area covering approx. 245 hectares (excluding Zuidasdok). At its widest, Zuidas is 1.14 kilometres wide and 750 metres at its narrowest. Its total length is 3.5 kilometres.

Zuidas urban area


In the period up to 2030, over 1 million sq. m. of offices, housing, and amenities are being developed.
This will ultimately total: 2,040,000 sq. m.
Offices 870,000 sq. m.
Housing 770,000 sq. m.
Amenities 400,000 sq. m.

Business District

  • Number of businesses in Zuidas: 2.645
  • Public administration, Education, Care: 160
  • Culture, leisure, other services: 145
  • Commercial services: 850
  • Financial services and real estate: 850
  • Transport, information, and communication: 245
  • Trade and hospitality/catering: 295
  • Industry and energy: 95

Reference year 2021. Source:

VU Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit) 29,796 students (2020-2021). In 2020, VU Amsterdam had 45 Bachelor’s and 100 Master’s programmes.

The new VU Amsterdam university building

Offices and amenities


  • 2Amsterdam offices (55.000 sq. m.)
  • Valley (offices 12,000 sq. m., 196 rental apartments, cultural amenities, hospitality/catering)
  • The Newton (12,000 sq. m. Construction starts in 2021, 101 apartments)
  • EDGE Stadium upgrade (29,000 sq. m.
  • Well House (22,000 sq. m.)


AFC Goed Genoeg Sports Park



  • Amsterdam RAI nhow hotel (35,000 sq. m., 650 rooms)
  • Amsterdam UMC Imaging Center (15,000 sq. m.)
  • EMA (offices and conference centre, 38,500 sq. m.)
Amsterdam RAI nhow hotel


  • Strawinskylaan Bicycle Park (3,500 bicycle parking places)
  • Ravel car park (360 car parking spaces)
  • Edge Olympic (extended by 6,000 sq. m.)
  • Goede Doelen Loterijen (redevelopment and extension, 4.000 sq. m.)
  • Rietveld Academie (extension, 3,500 sq. m.)
Strawinskylaan Bicycle Park


  • Circl, ABN-AMRO (3,000 sq. m.)
  • Atrium (extension, 30,000 sq. m.)
  • NoMa House (16,000 sq. m.)


Zuidas has almost 4,000 residents (reference date, 1 January 2020). The number of residents in the Zuidas district has increased by 1,675 since 2016 to reach 3,930 in 2021. (Source:

Number of homes built: 2,774
Of which temporary student homes (Ravel Residence): 800
Remaining housing programme until 2030: approx. 7,000 homes

Breakdown of remaining housing programme: 40% social rental properties, 40% mid-market (rental and owner-occupied), and 20% upmarket rental and owner-occupied.

Ella, 57 social rental properties



15 minutes by bike to Amsterdam city centre
30 minutes by bike to most of Amsterdam and Amstelveen

Three public underground bicycle parks
Strawinskylaan: 3,750 places
Mahlerplein: 3,000
Zuidplein: 1,400

Cycling through Zuidas

Two railway stations: Amsterdam Zuid and RAI
Travel time to and from Schiphol: 6 minutes

Two access roads to and from the A10.

Tram and metro
Direct metro connections to Amsterdam Central, Sloterdijk, Amstel, Lelylaan, RAI, and Bijlmer Arena railway stations and Noord bus station

Tram stops: Prinses Irenestraat, Parnassusweg and Zuid Station
Tram lines: Tram 5 and Tram 25 (Amstelveen line)
Metro stations: Amstelveenseweg, Zuid Station, RAI, Europaplein
Metro lines: Metro 50, Metro 51 and Metro 52

Metro line 52

Zuid Station bus stop: 8 buses

GVB local: 15, 62 and 65
Connexxion regional: 274, 341, 346, 348, 358

Bus 348 at a bus station in Zuidas

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