The square is large with a small market and surrounding cafés/bars/restaurants. Very typical Amsterdam.
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This square is pretty large though spoilt somewhat by traffic which cuts off the square itself from its surrounding cafes, shops etc. There is a posh restaurant in the middle called The Waag and often a few stalls selling cheeses, vegetables, herring to one side.
Been living in this area for 30 years, it is a laid back square in compartment to some of the other ones in the city, with a lot of small relaxed bars and restaurants, don't forget to check out the side streets like koningstraat.
Not unlike other squares in Amsterdam but probably more historical and original. I would not go out of my way to go there, unless you have a lot of time and unless there is a food fair or flee market going on there. There are...More
This is a very cool historical site. In the center is the 'Waag' a historical gate that was originally part of the walls of Amsterdam. Rembrandt actually painted a famous picture here called 'the Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.' Nowadays, you can normally find...More
Nieumarkt is just a 5-10 minute walk from Central Station. It is also a major Metro stop. the square is surrounded by cafes, bars and shops selling fairly inexpensive items. This square seemed to be used by more locals than tourists. Is it a "must...More
If you go to Amsterdam I'm recommending to visit this market. Its nice, cheap and good atmosphere. I bought some cool hippy looking pants and ate a burger here haha
Relaxing to have a walk through this small market with all kind of shopping items: food (matjes) drinks (fresh Ojuice)... some "souvenir" stuff... After the stroll you can enjoy a drink in one of the many restaurants/brasseries and do some people watching. Tourists and locals...More
Near the centre, just east of the red light district, this is a nice area flanked by numerous restaurants and take-away outlets. More likely to wander through rather than linger here.