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“Vibrant Square near RLD”
Review of Nieuwmarkt

Nieuwmarkt
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Ranked #94 of 529 things to do in Amsterdam
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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!

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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.

Thank Lisa B
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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

Thank nick123nl
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Nieuwmarkt Square is one of the main squares in Amsterdam and one of the best ones. The square has everything , top places to eat including The Waag and Cafe Bern great coffeeshops including The Green Place, Basjoes, The Jolly Joker and some great bars like The Cotton Club and he amazing Cafe Cuba. Nieuwmarkt is just beside Chinatown and the red-light district. Top location in Amsterdam ans well worth a visit.

2  Thank kobthailan
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is a pretty square with a notably large chinese supermarket. It has noticeably fewer tourists than most other squares and is lined with many oriental shops The atmosphere is genuine and wonderful - and not crowded when I visited (multiple times thoughout a week in mid-August)

It is along the border of the Red light district and chinatown. The southern end of the famous Zeedijk street is just a short 30m from the middle of the Nieuwmarkt.

1  Thank cowfart
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