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“A few bars and some history” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nieuwmarkt

Nieuwmarkt
Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #84 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Neighborhoods
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A few bars and some history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Place close to the center of Amsterdam. A nice place to take a rest during a day's sightseeing. A few bars to take a beer of coffee. Next to the chinese quarter and the red-light district.

Visited February 2013
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Pune, India
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“Nice area to hangout and have a coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The Nieuwmarkt area is nice square to hangout with friends and family as there a lot of street cafes and restaurants where you can can just lay back and chill. People do find it noisy and crowded, but personally, I find it lively most of the time. Another of my evening haunts.

Visited February 2013
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“Vibrant Square near RLD”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Would never have put Nieuwmarkt at 37 on a list of things to do in Amsterdam personally, not that I have anything against it; It is a lovely and Vibrant square, on the edge of the Red Light District of De Wallen, and the china town area of Zeedijk. There are some good cafes, coffeeshops, bars, around the area, as is one of the cities old gates - which has served as many things, and currently a cafe/restaurant - in De Waag.

A useful stopping point when visiting the other attractions in that area, or a good place to go if staying in the area, but dont trek there from other parts of town just to see the square alone, although now there is a new (not sure how long its been there, but wasnt there in the summer of 2012) 'I amsterdam' feature, like the one at the museumplein, and I did see another one somewhere too, so maybe that will be a reason to go.

Nicer in the summer when the cafes have terraces on the front but still busy in winter.

Have fun in Amsterdam!

Visited February 2013
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“Nice square with many bars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Nieuwmarkt is a really nice square to just hang out when its warm on a bench, or to sit in a café or bar and just enjoy a beer or coffee. During the day you can find a small market there with vegetables and fresh juice.

Visited October 2012
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“best square in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Voted "best square in the city" by the Amsterdam Community since a couple of years. Only disadvantage of that it that it is becoming toooo popular and crowded sometimes. It could do with a few less blowshops and more high quality horeca (hotel-restaurant-cafe) establishments

Visited November 2012
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