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Nieuwmarkt

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Address: Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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We had a 2nd floor apartment above the square. It is festive and quite loud if your room is right above it. There was a large market in the square on the Sunday of our arrival... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Open Market on the weekends is a good place for bargain hunters and folks interested in buying produce (on Saturday). Otherwise, not much to see here -- lots of cafes, brown bars, restaurants. Good place to hang out if you just want to watch people go by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a vibrant, true Amsterdam gathering place. It's what Americans would call "a plaza". Restaurants with lots of outdoor seating, a row of street vendors with Dutch cheese, souvenirs AND a not-to-be-missed seafood vendor that offers the best herring I've ever had (and I have never liked it!). My husband favored the deep fried cod bites. And the owner,... More 

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Thank Paula S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Best place if you want to find second hand cloths,vinyls,shoes,staff for home,food... Its like open market were you can buy all kinds of staff on kilo.I love it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had a 2nd floor apartment above the square. It is festive and quite loud if your room is right above it. There was a large market in the square on the Sunday of our arrival. It's a good place to people watch from one of the many cafes. There is also a very nice grocery store if you need... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Nieuwmarkt (New Market) is an outdoor square where a daily outdoor market is held in Oude Zijde, just east of the Red Light District. This market dates back to the 15th century and can be an enjoyable experience for those planning to spend time in this area of Amsterdam. Today, the open markets are held daily at Nieuwmarkt. Antique and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

lot of souvenirs from China, East, but not that much stuff related to Amsterdam. I would suggest to visit any other street market a bit away from city center

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We discovered Nieumarket on a Sandeman New Amsterdam walking tour! Such a great discovery. I would recommend going to visit on a Saturday where all local produce is available. Apparently Sunday is more of a touristy market. You have to go purely to try the amazing stroopwaffles. I wish I could remember the name! Have a wonder round and you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a square located near the red light disctrict. A lot of chinese shops around too. This place is good for having a drink on a terrace, but that's it..

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The medieval building in the center of the square used to mark the edge of Amsterdam. Remrbandt's Anatomy Lesson used to hang inside. We once hosted a business meeting inside the tower.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We were in Amsterdam in August and the Europride events were held in the city. we found the address of this place from the Europride schedule posters around the town stating that there an open air cinema is run for a couple of nights. so we went there one night around 9PM. it was almost dark, we locked the bike,... More 

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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