The Dutch word for square is plein. Hence Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and Max Euweplein stand for Leidse Square, Rembrandt Square and Max Euwe Square. Each of these are populare areas for the visitors on a shopping trip but also in the nighttime they are popular spots to start clubbing. Other noteworthy squares are the Dam Square (plain Dam in Dutch) and Spui.
Besides tourist hot spots, these squares are also central to the National Memorial event and the celebration of the Amsterdam football team (Ajax). Each is easily reached whether you’re exploring the city on foot, by bike or by public transport. The many bars, restaurants, coffee shops and clubs are definitely worth visiting.
On the Leidseplein in Amsterdam you're sure to have a good time during your visit. Surrounded by bars and restaurants you can prepare for your shopping adventure through the Leidsestraat or simply drop by to see a film at the Pathé cinema. Located centrally between [...] Continue reading about Leidseplein.
Though maybe not by name, with the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and the Royal Concertgebouw surrounding it, practically everybody knows the Museumplein in Amsterdam. Despite it's luxury scenery it's also a location for large events like the winter ice ring, historically the Uitmarkt [...] Continue reading about Museumplein.
The Max Euweplein between the Leidseplein and the Vondelpark in Amsterdam is a comfortable destination on a summer day, surrounded by stores, restaurants and bars. So for whomever is looking for a night out at the Hard Rock Café or Holland Casino this definitely is [...] Continue reading about Max Euweplein.
The Nieuwmarkt is not as central as many of the other squares, but is nonetheless (or perhaps thanks to that) a recommendable destination for a night out and during the day for its daily market. In the middle of the Nieuwmarkt you De Waag (The [...] Continue reading about Nieuwmarkt.
The Rembrandtplein is where you find big names like The Cooldown and the Escape with just around the corner popular venues like De Heren van Aemstel, De Kleine Komedie and many party bars. With an abundance of terraces and the main square in the middle, [...] Continue reading about Rembrandtplein.
The Spui in Amsterdam is a side street of the Kalverstraat and thanks to its central location it's a great place for a break from your shopping trip. Also it's side streets are where you'll find a number of affordable bars and restaurants, which makes [...] Continue reading about Spui.