Nieuwmarkt
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 2 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 7 min walk
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david n
Manchester, UK4,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The large open space is dominated by the old weighing station - pictured to the left of this review with its turrets and red doors. On most days there seems to be a few stalls - usually a grocer / vegetable stall and sometimes a fast-food van and a fish stall.
Written 18 March 2024
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Nadina P
New York City, NY526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was an unscheduled stop; we ended up near it when my partner took a break at a coffee shop on the square. I don't partake, so I had a few minutes to wander around. I don't think the market itself is a must-see; the building, however, is gorgeous. I absolutely loved taking that in. It's also on a beautiful spot on the canal in one of the oldest parts of the city, so it's a great place to be at sunset. You need not let stories of the Red Light District scare you; it's a very safe area, and the various trades are managed quite well. You see children there in daylight.
Written 14 November 2023
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Belle-Noel
Croydon, UK1,905 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I saw a food stall that was selling a variety of foods like hot dogs, chicken and rice and poffertjes - as well as vegan items too across the main little square in the Nieuwmarket area.

Having never tried these classic dutch pancakes, I decided to give them a go and opted for butter and icing sugar.

The man who was alone and cooking everything to order was very friendly and kind and was juggling a few orders at once.

When the x6 pancakes arrived at the small cost of €3 they looked so inviting and I couldn’t wait to try them.

By the first mouthful, I was in absolute heaven with the flavours just bouncing around my tastebuds in utter delight.

They were so perfectly balanced, sweet and buttery and had a crisp caramel like crust to them on the outside - while staying fluffy on the inside. I truly was blown away, as I had never had pancakes of any kind as delicious as that before.

The chap on the stall even gave me extra butter and sugar for the other half of the poffertjes and I savoured every last bite.

I told him that I’d never had them before and he actually said that he took his time cooking them and that they were not all cooked as he did - this proved to be true, as my previous review of another pancake house confirmed.

I have since tried to replicate these when back home in London but they have never been as delicious as from that food stall.

I have no idea of the name of where I got them from and I did search online for the stall, so hopefully this review will help someone also discover them.
Written 18 July 2023
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,924 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Nieuwmarkt, a small neighborhood next to the notorious Red Light District, is the place of Amsterdam's Chinatown. It is a surprisingly neat area with some Chinese ethnic stores and restaurants. Close to a peaceful canal, the area is a pleasant place to spend some time. Unfortunately the square around the Waag is under construction.
Written 5 June 2023
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Janet K
Houston, TX4,099 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We stopped here on the eve of King’s Day and enjoyed the atmosphere which included a few carnival rides and a lot of people having a good time. It seemed a mix of tourists and locals stopping by after work and getting ready for their holiday. The restaurants were nice. I was glad we stepped out of the tourist zones.
Written 26 April 2023
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Not much to see unless you are there on Saturday or Sunday which are market days. We were there on a weekday and there were no sellers. The large building at one end of the square is architecturally interesting.

It is in Amsterdam’s “China Town” so the surrounding area was worth exploring.
Written 6 September 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,043 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Nieuwmarkt is a lovely building very close to the Bloemmarkt. It has some lovely towers and is easily accessible on foot from Dam Square. There are trams running from Centraal Station to the Amsterdam suburbs that pass it so you can see it from these if walking is not your thing.

If you like architecture you may want to check this out.
Written 8 August 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A small market mainly aimed at tourists, however, this is also home, to the Waag, (weigh house), which was once the city gate, part of the old walls.
Written 27 January 2022
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria4,542 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
On this rainy sunday was quite empty, so not much to see or do. A wide area and building on one side which is a resturant as well but due to covid was closed.
Written 20 December 2021
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Yossi R
Tel Aviv, Israel626 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is not a site, nor any attraction. It is a nice building that looks like an old castle. There is a restaurant inside and a couple of food stalls outside. The whole area is in central Amsterdam and as such it is loaded with many bars, restaurants and coffee shops. You will be disappointed if you come just for that.
Written 23 November 2021
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