Bijlmermeer Tourism

The Bijlmermeer ([ˈbɛi̯lmərˌmeːr]) or colloquially Bijlmer [ˈbɛilmər] is one of the neighbourhoods that form Amsterdam Zuidoost ('Amsterdam South-East') borough (or "stadsdeel") of Amsterdam, Netherlands. To many people, the Bijlmer designation is used to refer to Amsterdam Zuidoost and Diemen Zuid as a pars pro toto. The other neighbourhoods in Amsterdam Zuidoost are Gaasperdam, Bullewijk, Venserpolder and Driemond. The Bijlmermeer neighbourhood, which today houses almost 100,000 people of over 150 nationalities, was designed as a single project. The original neighbourhood was designed as a series of nearly identical high-rise buildings laid out in a hexagonal grid. The apartments were meant to attract a suburban set, rather like condominium housing. The buildings have several features that distinguish them from traditional Dutch high-rise flats, such as tubular walkways connecting the flats and garages. The blocks are separated by large green areas planted with grass and trees. Each flat has its own garages where cars can be parked. The Bijlmer was designed with two levels of traffic. Cars drive on the top level, the decks of which fly over the lower level's pedestrian avenues and bicycle paths. This separation of fast and slow moving traffic is conducive to traffic safety. However, in recent years, the roads are once again being flattened, so pedestrians, cycles and cars travel alongside each other. This is a move to lessen the effects of the 'inhuman' scale of some of the Bijlmer's designs. It is felt a direct line of sight will also improve safety from muggers. Because of the Bijlmer's peripheral position relative to the city centre, it was decided that metro lines would be built connecting the Bijlmer with other neighbourhoods. The Oostlijn (east line, comprising two lines, numbered 53 and 54) links the Bijlmer to the Central Station of Amsterdam, while the Ringlijn links it with the port area at Sloterdijk.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Bijlmermeer, Netherlands. Explore Bijlmermeer travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Bijlmermeer, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Rotterdam. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Rotterdam for its bountiful attractions like Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum on your trip to Bijlmermeer. Also, to reach Bijlmermeer, you'll have to take a flight to Rotterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Bijlmermeer.

Bijlmermeer is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Bijlmermeer before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 24.46 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.74 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11.46 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.8 (Low)
  • How safe is Bijlmermeer for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bijlmermeer.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.23 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.82 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.44 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.95 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.53 (Low)
    • Attacks 27.69 (Low)
    • Drug offense 47.24 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.04 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.53 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.54 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.9 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42.26 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bijlmermeer is 167.19 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.03 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.45 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.55 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.39 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.68 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.08 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.65 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 85.03 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bijlmermeer

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.57 USD

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