Amsterdam Kalverstraat Area

Looking for things to do in Amsterdam? If you love to go shopping, then Kalverstraat is one of the attractions that will stay in your memory for life. This is a hot spot for many Dutch locals for one thing – the many shops you can find in this street in the Dutch capital. It’s one of the most upscale shopping areas in the Netherlands where you can easily spend a few hours checking out shoes, clothes, cosmetics and household items.

Want to combine shopping with sightseeing? Then you’re in the right place! There are many interesting sites to discover in Amsterdam’s Kalverstraat area. As a matter of fact, this street starts at the famous Dam Square boasting several popular attractions: the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, the historic Royal Palace and the “Nieuwe Kerk”(New Church), which is actually one of the oldest religious buildings in town. These top landmarks are a must-see during your vacation.

From here on you can walk to Damrak Street which is only around the corner. There you can enjoy some beautiful views of the gabled houses and their reflection on the water, visit the get a bite to eat or look for souvenirs in one of the tourist shops that are located here. At the end of the Damrak you will find the Central Train Station, a building you cannot miss. If you want to see more of the Netherlands, then you can easily catch a train from here to explore another city, such as Leiden (about 30 min away), Haarlem (15 min) or Den Haag (about 45 min). Even if you don’t intend to leave the city, the beautiful building is worth having a closer look at – especially if you’re interested in architecture. Did you know it was designed by the same architect that was responsible for the Rijksmuseum?

Explore Kalverstraat area in Amsterdam

There is one specific location that Amsterdam is known for – the Red Light District. If you’d like to visit this famous part of the city, then you’ll be happy to know it’s in short walking distance from the Kalverstraat. Walk approximately 400m east from Damrak to find this notorious area. Experience the best of Amsterdam nightlife here and see the women who rent the windows with your very own eyes.

Very close to Kalverstraat is Rokin where you can explore the Tobacco Shop or the Allard Pierson Museum. Or just walk on to the Spui and admire the notable monument -“The Little Darling” statue before you try to find hidden gem and Amsterdam highlight “De Begijnhof” or Beguinage, a literally hidden inner court that you just have to see!

Still have that holiday buzz? Want to explore something very unique, that you can only find in Amsterdam? Five hundred meters north west from Spui (or about 800 meters from the Kalverstraat) is the popular Anne Frank House where you can lay your eyes on the famous diary that was written by the Jewish girl who hid there with her family in WW2. She did not survive the war, but her diary did.

Find out more about Amsterdam tourist attractions in Kalverstraat area by watching our special video guides.

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