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Rembrandtplein

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Address: Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: One of Amsterdam's main squares, this is an ideal place to sit on one of...
One of Amsterdam's main squares, this is an ideal place to sit on one of the many terraces and watch the world go by.
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Must-see! Beautiful (and crowded) on sunny days

You can't go to Amsterdam and not see Rembrandt's statues and enjoy some people-watching from a cafe on the square. It used to be a butter and dairy market but now, is more of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You can't go to Amsterdam and not see Rembrandt's statues and enjoy some people-watching from a cafe on the square. It used to be a butter and dairy market but now, is more of a meeting place for great food, drink and night life. The streets and square are very busy, so if you have young children, keep them close.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you have time you should visit, it can get crowded but it's lovely. Club smokey is pretty good to if you want a night out. Had a good vibe on a Friday and sat night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This small square is a popular café spot in Amsterdam. It's also conveniently located directly on a tram line. Pro tip - on Sundays you can find local artists here selling their works.

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Jelsa, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

nice square with best coffee shop and worst disco in city both have same name ''smokey''. dont worry to visit that famous and one of the oldest coffee shops

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malmo, sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Rembrandtplein is one of the main squares of Amsterdam. A very beautiful place to be at. Highly recommended location to stay, close to everything. Very alive day and nigh, several cafes, bars, restaurants and even nightclubs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Squares, or plein in dutch, can be boring places, or intresting and lovely places, and Rembrandtplein falls in to the last group without hesitation. Full of bars, restaurants, hotels, people, trams - everything, just mentioning it and you will find it at this plein. The statue group in the middle, Rembrandt and his soldiers, is lovely, and the many outdoor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A group of us stumbled upon the square and the tourist area that has tons of history, great shopping and even better eats. We circled the square taking in the sights then found a place to sit, have an appetizer and a drink and took in the city life of Amsterdam. A fun time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The statue's on the square are fantastic, and a must-see. Very interesting! But i'd personally recommend to stay away from the bars. Big tourist traps, there's much better places in Amsterdam for a drink or a night out!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice to see, to walk by on a sunny day. If not in such conditions, a regular place with an outstanding name behind it. give it your own try!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It felt quite touristy and overrated but fun anyways. Good bars and clubs everywhere and a few people high on something like the whole of Amsterdam is full of them. Not bad overall

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Address: Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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