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Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square is large with a small market and surrounding cafés/bars/restaurants. Very typical Amsterdam.

1  Thank dughall
Reviewed 13 December 2017

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.

Thank david n
Reviewed 22 November 2017

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.

Thank ArjenvanKlinken
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

Thank sentellr
Reviewed 11 September 2017

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

Thank Maarten K
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank soinic
Reviewed 26 August 2017

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.

Thank James P
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

High five, A+, go here! Great little pancakes, great burgers, great advice. And he's so friendly, don't pass this up!

Thank tw2016916
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
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