The Zuidas ('South Axis') is a prestigious office area in Amsterdam South, on the south side of the train station Amsterdam Zuid.
It stretches approximately from the Nieuwe Meer lake on the West (at which end you find the ING House) to the Amsterdam RAI train station on the East.
It is characterized by various high-rise office buildings, mainly occupied by financial, legal and consultancy companies.
From the outbreak of the financial crisis (in 2008) and the Dutch real estate slump, the development of the area stagnated. Building activity is now picking up again.
Yet it is worth having a look at, if you like modern environments with high-rise buildings. Not much typically Dutch here!
During working hours there are various cafes and restaurants that are open. After working hours the area is a bit empty.
ING House, headquarter of ING Bank
Zuidas high-rise building
Zuidas office area
Symphony building @ Zuidas office area