Thorbeckeplein
Thorbeckeplein
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Waterlooplein • 6 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 10 min walk
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China149,235 contributions
Couples
Thorbeckeplein is a small square just southwest of Rambrandplein. It is smaller but similarly lined with bars and restaurants. The trees in Thorbekeplein do a better job providing more shade.

There is an interesting monument of 19th-century Dutch stateman, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke at the southern end of the square facing Herengracht. This is worth spending few minutes to view if you like seeing statues and monuments during your travels.
Written June 27, 2019
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,496 contributions
it's an ok square that is surround by cafe's and restaurants, which just happens to have a statue at one end of it, which incidentally is surrounded by bicycles.
Written October 4, 2019
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edgebilly
Chaddesley Corbett, UK64 contributions
Lovely tree lined plaza with a nice array of pubs and bars away from the hustle & bustle of the old city. Much nicer atmosphere and very pleasant walk from Dam Square - well worth a visit.
Written October 5, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,338 contributions
Friends
Although not as boisterous as the neighbouring square Rembrandtplein,,Thorbeckeplein is no less beautiful and is a superb square to visit.
Beautiful buildings flank the square and there are some really nice bars and restaurants here including Coco's Outback ,Bastille Thorbeckeplein,Brazil Music Bar and many more were you can enjoy a nice meal or a beer or two.
The wonderful statue of Johan Rudolph Thorbecke gives the square its name and from this vantage point looking down towards Herengracht you can look straight down and take in a perfect view of the canal and seven beautiful bridges.
This really is a great place to visit ,it's chilled out and relaxed and well worth checking out on any holiday to Amsterdam.
Written February 9, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China149,235 contributions
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Thorbeckeplein is a small, cafe-lined square just off Rembrandtplein in central Amsterdam. The area is named after Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, the 19th century statesman who played a critical role in reforming the Dutch Constitution in the 1840s.

You can see a statue to Thorbecke at the end of the square, facing Herengracht. The square measures around 80 metres in length, its centre being lined with benches and tall trees, offering some shade on sunny days. The buildings on both sides of Thorbeckeplein are packed with cafes and bars, many with outdoor seating.

In the end, this might be a place visitors find themselves for a cafe stop, perhaps if wanting to make your way to Herengracht from nearby Rembrantplein. Otherwise, not sure there is reason enough to seek out this location specifically.
Written October 23, 2016
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,858 contributions
The Thorbeckeplein is a very small square just off the Rembrandtplein and as a result has an overspill of bars. It is also close to the canals so is nice to see as you are passing through the area or if you just want a place to hang out and drink a couple of beers it is perfect also.
Written August 5, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia41,180 contributions
Couples
This is one of the nicest places in the city. We found it during our walk in the streets of the city centre. It's actually a historic place in a way. It was created in the late 18th century. The area has been named in honour of a famous Dutchman who played a significant part in the formation of the country's constitution, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke. His statue is located in the square. There are a few cafes and other eateries around as well. Worth a visit.
Written March 11, 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
Couples
I’d rather be on the canals than walking but sometimes a walk is ok. We did go for a walk here after a canal cruise. It was a pretty decent stroll.
Written August 4, 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,759 contributions
Couples
This is a very pretty square with huge leafy trees in the summer, surrounded by cafes and restaurants with lots of terrace seating. Big statue at one end.
Written June 7, 2018
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom54,571 contributions
Friends
This is a nice little square with a statue of Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, who in the 1840s reformed the Dutch Constitution.

There are some nice building to look at as well as some bars and cafes. It is a nice area to admire as we visited early in the morning.
Written February 18, 2018
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