De Wallen

One of the most popular area, where almost everybody rush is Red Light District, see the map in red color.
The best time to visit is evening.

Area spread along 2 canals (Oudezijds Voorgburgwal, Oudezijds Achterburgwal), but more interesting are narrow cross streets.

There is no strict border, but Warmoesstraat from west, Zeedijk street from north, Nieuwmarkt from east and Damstraat from south is the hottest part of Red Light District.

Oude Kerk (Old Church) is situated in the center of the area surrounded by the boxes with a girls.

Around Zeedijk street spreads China Town.


Dam Square with Royal Palace is the main square. There is also situated New Church and Madame Tussauds wax museum.
Check this website for more info about Madame Tussauds.

In direction to Central Station is wide Damrak Street full of souvenir shops, trinkets and fast food stalls. Important is Sex Museum near the Central Station and the best chips in the city Manneken Pis.

Rokin street in the opposite direction is shopping street up to Muntplein.

Begijnhof is a small green area in the centre with beautiful yards (hofjes), nearby is lively Spui Square.

Flowermarket is the main touristic attraction with floating stalls on the Singel canal.

Waterlooplein Market behind the Opera is well known flea market, round the corner is located Rembrandt's House.

Old wooden bridges, beautiful view of the Zuiderkerk and charming atmosphere and shops like the Puccini Bomboni that's Staalstraat. Take a left cut along the University to Nieuwe Doelenstraat with popular Cafe de Jaren.

Perfect place to relax in this area is Hortus Botanicus, botanical garden.

Here are links to websites:

- Waterlooplein Market
- Hortus Botanicus


Than there is an area of 3 famous canals Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht.

Museum Van Loon is situated on the Keizersgracht and very popular Anne Frank House is on the Prinsengracht next to Westerkerk with a beautiful view of the city from a tower.

South of Raadhuisstraat is located 9 streets shopping area.

Leidsplein square and nearby streets are well known for night-life. There are many pubs, bars and restaurants. In the weekend area is full of young people.

In connection to Leidsplein, Leidsestraat is very busy shopping street.

Rembrandtplein square is well known for Rembrandt's Night Watch sculpture and rush night-life.

Reguliersgracht situated just a few metres from Rembrandtplein is very photogenic canal in the evening with seven bridges in direct line.

Nearby is located Magere Brug over the Amstel River, the most beautiful bridge in Amsterdam.

Here are links to websites:

- Museum Van Loon
- Anne Frank House
- 9 streets

Museum Quarter

Museum quarter is well known for Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There are also some other museums and large sqare with a park and fountain.

In the close neighborhood is famous Pieter Cornelisz Hoofstraat with exclusive clothing shops.

Vondelpark, green area next to the Museum Quarter offers some nice places to take a rest.

Here are links to websites:

- Van Gogh Museum
- Rijksmuseum


Jordaan is nice working-class quarter with a lot of hofjes. Food market for organic food takes place at Noordermarkt
on Saturdays. You can visit also Lindengracht market and many beautiful streets.

De Pijp

De Pijp is quarter with a many bars, restaurants, young people in the evening and one of the best market place in Amsterdam Albert Cuyp Market.

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