The Apollobuurt (Apollo Quarter) is a residential neighborhood in the borough of Amsterdam South, and is there in town district Amsterdam Oud -Zuid in the province of North Holland. It had 8040 inhabitants in 2009 The district is mainly surrounded by the channels. Noorder Amstel canal, Zuider Amstel canal and Boerenwatering. To the west of the district borders the Olympic Square.


During the Second World War was the residents' registration office in the Apollobuurt. The German Nazis used the name register of the Office for the detection of Jewish citizens. For this reason, an attack on the residents' registration office was supported by a Dutch resistance group under the leadership of Gerrit van der Veen, made ​​to be, among other things, the Dutch lawyer Laura Carola Mazirel was involved.

Most of the buildings in the Apollobuurt dates from the 1920s and 1930s and were in the style of the Amsterdam School ( Amsterdam School ) was built. The district makes part from the "Plan Zuid " (Plan South) by the Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage.

The most famous shopping street is Beethovenstraat with mainly expensive shops. The district is in contrast to many other neighborhoods in Amsterdam no social housing.

Transport links

The Apollobuurt is by tram No. 24, ( 1929 ), stop Apollolaan and No. 5 (since 1978) to reach stop Apollolaan (November 2012).


The Hilton Hotel is located in the Apollobuurt served in 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono " Bed -In" demonstration against the Vietnam war and for peace. The hotel was declared a monument in 2010.