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Nieuwmarkt

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Address: Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A nice square with restaurants and market

I like the restaurants and the market. there are few nice restaurants there and some cafe. nice place to walk through.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Only go here if you want to meet the "Real Amsterdammer". Authentic, affordable, walking distance to anywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Just sit at a local cafe and watch the world pass by.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stopped here for 'Genuine Dutch ice-cream' at a little shop next to the square, which contains the market. We were there on a Saturday afternoon. I don't know what stalls, if any, are there on other days. Even though it was drizzling with rain, it was a nice spot to sit near the canal and people watch. We also... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I like the restaurants and the market. there are few nice restaurants there and some cafe. nice place to walk through.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The special book market or plants market is worth a visit. Also have a cup of coffie at the Waag of a meal is nice. Take a good wallet with you visiting the Waag, but enjoy the friendly service!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

Nieumarkt, not a bad walk from Centraal Station, is a fun neighborhood in Amsterdam. There are other neighborhoods we liked better (less crowded, more charm), but Nieumarkt is worth a visit. I liked it better during the day than at night -- at night, it was VERY busy with various revelers, etc., and had less of a casual, easygoing vibe.... More 

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Ho Chi Minh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Not a touristy as Rembrandt Square or Leidseplein. Good place for a beer out on the terrace and watch people stroll by.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The Nieuwmarkt is located close to the Red Light District. There are several terraces, so you can choose to sit in the sun or in the shade. People watching! Every Saturday there is an organic market. Try the high quality mushrooms.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

On many days there is a market at the New Market and one can find food, fruits, and flowers. It is also by Chinatown, so it is always busy. The building there is St. Anthony's Gate, which was one of the old city gates. The square also has a good supermarket there. There are plenty of restaurants that ring the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This is where all funny activities in Amsterdam starts.

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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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