Amsterdam - Medieval Centre & Nieuwmarkt (Chapter)
This is the Medieval Centre & Red Light District chapter from Lonely Planet’s Amsterdam guidebook.
Amsterdam’s oldest quarter is remarkably preserved, looking much as it did in its Golden Age heyday. It’s the busiest part of town for visitors - whether they’re there for the palace and churches, or for the coffeeshops and Red Light District.
- wander through the Red Light District, which will make your jaw go limp, even if near-naked women beckoning from back-lit windows is the oldest Amsterdam cliché
- ogle the chandeliered opulence and get a Dutch history lesson in the Royal Palace
- restaurants & bars
- push open the door to the Begijnhof and behold the hidden gardens and churches
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sleeping.
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