The Kinkerbuurt ( Kinkerviertel ) is a neighborhood in Amsterdam Oud -West ( North Holland ), and in 2009 had approximately 5050 inhabitants.


The district Kinkerbuurt was created in early 1900 and modernized in the 1970s, old houses were demolished and new buildings arose. The district is bounded by the Bilderdijkkade, Kinkerstraat, Tweede Kostverlorenkade and Jacob van Lennep Kade. An " oasis " in the traffic rich, densely populated neighborhood is the place Nicolaas Beets Plantsoen. With around 230 stores the Kinkerbuurt does a great job for the residents and a daily market: Ten Kate market. 1912 was the first official day market ( dagmarkt ) in the Ten Katestraat. The multicultural market is open Mondays to Saturdays. Where today is the Ten Katestraat, was once the outskirts of Amsterdam.

The other side was limited by the municipality Nieuwe Amstel (now Amstelveen ). Came in 1896 the western area of the Ten Katestraat to the municipality of Amsterdam.

An elementary school, a public library and a retirement home located in the district. The main artery and shopping street is the largest Kinkerstraat, named after the Dutch poet and philosopher John Kinker ( 1764-1845 ). The Kinkerbuurt is from Amsterdam Central Station to reach by trams ( Tramlijn ) No 7 and 17


The now legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff was the late 1960s, a shoe store in the Kinkerstraat.