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Rembrandtplein

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Address: Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great place to visit - lots of people watching, drinking and eating to do. We stopped and have a quick snack and drinks in the early afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Busy, lively, noisy and not as pretty as some of the other centers, but somehow essential to Amsterdam. Star attraction: a life size bronze sculpture depicting the Rembrandt's famous painting The Night Watch. Worth seeing for that alone, but there are also some nice bars and restaurants, and it's a nice place to chill with a beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always spare an evening to visit Rembrandtplein, whilst on my Christmas trip to Amsterdam. Great atmosphere. Great food and some great drink (mulled wine with amaretto!!!) Surrounded by bars and restaurants this area suits every kind of person. Brilliant statues of the night watchmen piece! Never seen a spot of bother, seems to get locals and tourists mixing together. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice area with lots of trees and sculpture. Many people enjoy taking photos of people posing next to the sculptures. Great place to sit and relax. Lots of shops, cafes, and hotels surround it.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit - lots of people watching, drinking and eating to do. We stopped and have a quick snack and drinks in the early afternoon.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People, food, drinks, it's all here. This square has a nice atmosphere, you will have a good time here walking around or sitting on a terrace enjoying a drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I call this square "Baby Leicester" because it felt like the heart of downtown Amsterdam in the same way Leicester Square is the heart of London (but much smaller). It's surrounded by hundreds of restaurants and is traversed by many tram lines. A great place to sit and watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On Sunday there was a market going on which lots of different items to buy (not sure if this is every Sunday). On an evening it's a nice place to sit and watch the visitors go by. There's plenty of places to drink and eat to choose from. The centre holds the statue of Rembrandt and other famous people underneath.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

really nice square and a ideal place to sit and chill and take photos,very clean plenty of shops and bars to choose from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After dinner our first night in Amsterdam we decided to stroll a couple blocks toward the center of the city and look for a starbucks we knew was in the area. We just stumbled into the awesome little park and square containing manicured lawns, vegetation and bronze/copper statues of Dutch military heroes. The square is surrounded by quaint little shops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This square seemed to be a meeting place for locals and tourists alike, and the place for photo ops. Lots of seating in the area and coffee shops of course.

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