We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Nieuwmarkt
Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
Improve this listing
Ranked #75 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Neighborhoods
Attraction Details
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

82 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    39
    19
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Pune, India
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
153 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
liverpool, england
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frankfurt, Germany
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Amsterdam
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Nieuwmarkt also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Nieuwmarkt? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Nieuwmarkt, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Nieuwmarkt to your Saves list