Amsterdam Nieuwendijk Area

Amsterdam is a small city boasting many attractions for every type of tourist – varying from historical sites to cool nightclubs. Sometimes a city with too much to do and see can overwhelm you and you might forget or simply not know about the best places in town. Nieuwendijk is one of those places not everyone immediately thinks about, or has even heard about, but if you’re into shopping and you would like to get to know the city better then this is a great spot for you!

Nieuwendijk is one of the main shopping streets in Amsterdam, and Nieuwendijk area is a very nice area to explore. If you have a passion for fashion then you shouldn’t miss this street as the best fashion boutiques are situated here. Not far from here you can find many famous attractions and sights, such as the Dam Square, the Anne Frank Museum and the Red Light District, just to name a few.

The Dam Square is a short walk (about 140m) south east from Nieuwendijk and it is the number one spot to have a fun-filled day. You have the option of heading to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, to visit the huge Dutch department store “De Bijenkorf” or the historic Royal Palace.

Explore Nieuwendijk area in Amsterdam

Once you have explored these great places, why not head to the world famous Anne Frank House, which is about 650m to the west of Dam Square. If you have read the book of Anne Frank, you might like to know that you can actually witness the diary the Jewish girl wrote in its real form at the museum. It’s usually open between 9 am and 7 pm.

If all of these attractions have been ticked off your list then next could be the notorious Red Light District, also in Nieuwendijk area. To learn more about this much talked about district in the Netherlands, you could take a guided tour. There’s more to this place than just sex clubs and half naked women behind neon light windows! You might be surprised to find a Buddhist temple here, or an Old Church with beautiful interior. Or just enjoy the many bars and cafes you can find here, there’s always something to do!

If you prefer to continue shopping after you’ve been to the Nieuwendijk, then you’re in luck: the nearby Kalverstraat is one of the most upscale shopping areas in the Netherlands where you are bound to shop till you drop. If you didn’t find what you were looking for in Nieuwendijk then you must surely succeed at the Kalverstraat. Learn more about the best things to see in Amsterdam by watching our special video guides.

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