Buitenveldert is a special district. In terms of location, the multitude of facilities, and in terms of appearance. A quiet, green oasis in the busy capital. You see and feel it. You can relax and exert yourself when you want to, not because the environment is chasing you. There is plenty to do for every age, and the offer is wide. From culture to entertainment, from sports to recreation, from indoors to outdoors, from everyday to extraordinary.
For some of the daily groeries you only have to walk out of the elevator. Right next door to Q Residences you will find shopping center Rooswijck with a flower shop, butcher, nut bar, hair salon, and a furniture store.
You can enjoy shopping in the nearby Gelderlandplein. The well-maintained shopping center is home to all major retail chains, as well as numerous boutiques and specialty stores. Whether you need new shoes, are looking for a suitable gift, or just want to relax for an afternoon of inspiration, this is the place to be.
At Gelderlandplein you can also enjoy a delicious breakfast, coffee, lunch or dinner. It is the one-stop-shop for an Asian-inspired lunch, a delicious take-away meal or a pleasant evening in the fine brasserie: Gelderlandplein has a wide range of shops as well as numerous high-quality catering establishments.
Sports and Buitenveldert go hand in hand. Whether you want to go horseback riding, play hockey, enjoy a game of tennis or padel, or aspire to fitness; the possibilities are endless. From running to swimming and cycling, or all at once.
There are also many possibilities in and on the water. Think of supping, swimming or a relaxed boat trip from the marina.
With so many parks nearby, you spontaneously want to get some fresh air. Across the street from Q Residences is the Gijsbrecht van Aemstel Park. The park has different parts, each with its own character. There are 7 public works of art, dozens of native herbaceous plants, and a forest to play in. Birds are regular visitors. Don’t be surprised if you see Egyptian geese walking around with their young.
A little further is the Amstelpark. In the other direction, the freely accessible botanical garden on the Zuidas is on the wish list of plant lovers from all over the world. And if you are looking for kilometers of continuous greenery, you can easily rush to the Amsterdamse Bos.
Where do you want to go? It doesn’t really matter, because Q Residences is very convenient to the main arterial roads, and around the corner of the Zuidas. Those who prefer to leave the car at home can easily get to the public transport. Station Amsterdam Zuid is only a five-minute bike ride away. You can then reach Schiphol within 10 minutes by train, with high-speed connections to Rotterdam and beyond. Tram 5 and metro 51 stop in front of the door, fifteen minutes later you are already at Amsterdam Central station.
There are a number of primary and secondary schools in the neighborhood, including an international school. For higher education there is of course the Free University (VU) of Amsterdam. You might also like to know: non-students can also take advantage of the university’s creative courses — from painting to photography and dance.
The district also has a wide range of facilities. You’ll find things like a massage parlour, nail studio, beautician and a gym. You will also find practical matters such as a dentist, health center and quality childcare in the area.
You definitely don’t have to go to the museum for art. Statues and sculptures by renowned artists simply adorn the public space.
In the Gelderlandplein shopping center there are several impressive statues that are more than worth looking at, ranging from the humorous ‘social sculptures’ by Erwin Wurm to KAWS cartoonish figure with typical X-ed out eyes and the statement made with bicycles by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Even those who prefer to stay outside are catered for with a series of special sculptures in the Gijsbrecht van Aemstel Park.