Initially a lively fish and cloth market, this square upon which the castle-like De Waag building stands was the holding ... More
New Market (Nieuwmarkt)
Initially a lively fish and cloth market, this square upon which the castle-like De Waag building stands was the holding place for Jews arrested during World War II. In the 1970s, Chinese immigrants created a small Chinatown, and a decade later, locals protested the construction of a subway station here. Now the square is a cool gathering place surrounded by pubs and small restaurants where you can eat well for very little money. A delightful walk along the canals amid some of Amsterdam's oldest houses is highly recommended.
Nieuwmarkt is where the infamous White Bus is "early" in the evening before it moves to Centraal Station... the White Bus sells/distributes clean needles/kits/methadone to the junkies... this is NOT a great neighborhood to be in late at night.
For me this is the most quintessential Amsterdam square. You see locals, from yuppies, students, junkies to chinese (it's located just next to china town/street). tourists and even a prostitute or two cominig from or going to work in the adiacent red lighyt district. Most tourist tend to sit on the terrace in the middle of the square, but to sit between the locals go to Loosje (middle aged locals), cafe Fonteijn (students, young crowd), Cuba (yuppies) and Cottom Club (jazzy 'black' athmosphere) Get some fruit, a sandwich or a haring at one of the vendors, sit down on a bench or at one of the cafe' terraces and see the world and all the (sometimes weird) people stroll and cycle by.....
NH Caransa is situated on Rembrandt Square, nearby Dam Square and The Flower Market. The tram stop opposite Caransa offers
easy access to sights and the RAI conference centre. The NH Caransa has a shuttle service between the hotel ...
The Albus Hotel is located approximately 12 miles from Schiphol Airport and within walking distance of Floating Flower Market and
Rembrandt Square. Amsterdam has romantic canals, exciting nightlife, historical monuments, various types of shopping, and more than 40 museums. ...
Located in the very heart of the Jordaan DB's B&B is not far from Central Station, close to bars, restaurants,
the Monday textile and Saturday food/farmers markets and tourist attractions. The Jordaan is the oldest area of Amsterdam, full ...