Amsterdam - Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Amsterdam guidebook.

Nieuwmarkt (New Market) is a district as historic as anything you’ll find in Amsterdam. Rembrandt painted canalscapes in Nieuwmarkt, and Jewish merchants generated a fair share of the city’s wealth with diamonds and other ventures here.

  • viewing Rembrandt’s studio at the Museum het Rembrandthuis, where you can see his brushes, sketches and cabinet stuffed with seashells and Roman busts
  • maps
  • downing a Dommelsch beer in the old lock-keeper’s house at De Sluyswacht
  • transport
  • fathoming the history of Dutch seafaring through the extensive maritime collection at the Het Scheepvaartmuseum
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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