Neighbourhoods in Amsterdam

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Neighbourhoods in Amsterdam

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  • Marina W
    Hod Hasharon, Israel23 contributions
    I personally love walking around and this was a lovely place to walk around. The canals and the houses give you a cozy and pleasant feeling and the shops are interesting and cute
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada2,730 contributions
    When you're in Amsterdam, it is difficult if not impossible to avoid the famous grachtengordel, the three canals added in the seventeenth century. My favourite is the Herengracht, with its large and splendid patricians' houses, but I like the other two as well. Visit the Grachtenmuseum on the Herengracht if you want to learn about the canals and their significance. Their well-treed beauty is self-evident.
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • EmmaQ
    Wollongong, Australia94 contributions
    Lovely space, nice shops and great vibe.
    I would have liked more vegetarian/vegan options in the food area, as I had limited choice.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • KenBalto
    Baltimore, MD8 contributions
    We'd never see this in the USA! Was exactly as I'd heard about but was surprised the sex workers were out in doorways in the middle of the afternoon. I learned that sexual assaults are way less than in the US, so good for Amsterdam for providing a legal service.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • shshmex
    Lage-Vuursche, The Netherlands1,391 contributions
    A small area right outside the commercial buzz of Kalverstraat with small shops that mostly sell authentic fashion and often Dutch made. Centrally located and eventhough rather busy, it make you feel like a local. Visit a cafe or one of the restaurants to absorb the “other” Amsterdam! You walk along the streets and the canals…
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • Henrymcsu
    Oakland, CA28 contributions
    If you’re a hipster and love street art this is the place for you. It has an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafes. You can see it’s starting to gentrify quickly.
    Written 13 October 2019
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  • YTCHENG
    Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
    There are many residential dwellings at Prinseneiland. These structures are formerly warehouses. The red shuttered windows are very impressive with boat houses alongside the canal in the frontage.
    Written 23 October 2018
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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK1,862 contributions
    The Nieuwmarkt is a lovely building very close to the Bloemmarkt. It has some lovely towers and is easily accessible on foot from Dam Square. There are trams running from Centraal Station to the Amsterdam suburbs that pass it so you can see it from these if walking is not your thing.

    If you like architecture you may want to check this out.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA12,916 contributions
    We enjoyed this neighborhood in Amsterdam. It seemed older and denser than places like The Jordaan, with more energy. There is a small Square with lots of cafes if you want to take a rest. Lots of shops too.

    You will find several Points of interest within a few blocks including a church.
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • LostALot22
    Chicago, IL10,841 contributions
    This area was very nice. I walked through it twice on my trip. The big museum is interesting looking and the boats are fun to stop and watch as they pass by.
    Written 17 July 2019
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  • trouville2000
    Trouville-sur-Mer, France64 contributions
    I was wandering about Amsterdam Rijksmuseum and beyond the museum. If you like green areas, quiet but also chic neighborhoods, you are in the right place. Beautiful houses a tremendous park right in the middle and houses all around. A street with the luxurious shops ( Louis Vuitton, Hermès etc
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • IheartIreland
    Orlando, FL67 contributions
    This is a beautiful area in Amsterdam. Lots of shops and places to eat. It was fun just to walk around and window shop.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • Clogs
    Warsaw, Poland2,947 contributions
    Nice neighborhood offering quality shopping experience in typical Amsterdam old town setting. Good selection of art, antique, vintage shops, as well as pubs and restaurants. Makes for nice strolling and browsing.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • AlTraveler
    Boone, NC300 contributions
    This place was Amsterdam's Jewish Quarter of the past. The monument and stone gate that still remains could make people remember what history has brought and carried to present.
    Written 30 July 2019
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands35,209 contributions
    De Eilanden ( Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland en Realeneiland ) are three artificial islands that were constructed in the beginning of the 17th century as an expansion for the "Gouden Real" area ( a traditional indication for an area of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands). From the beginning there were so many businesses in this area such as shipyard, storehouses for all the spices, grain or merchandise they brought from all part of the world. In the 70's this area were rediscoverd by a lot of artists and they began to settle down here. The islands had rich history. Nowadays the old store houses were transformed into luxury apartments, houses or offices. Today the day you still feel the atmosphere of the old glory of the past by seeing the old wooden lift bridges and the old façade walls with their gable stones. It's absolutely a nice are walking area.
    Written 19 April 2019
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