Nieuwe Kerk

The Nieuwe Kerk is located on the Dam Square next to the Royal Palace. It’s famous for it’s Great Organ (1645), gilded cherubs, stained glass and incredible carved wooden pulpit. Construction began in the 14th century, and was completed in the 1650’s. Often used for special exhibits, small fee charged.

Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace)

Originally built as the City Hall, Louis Napoleon turned it into the Royal Palace during his short-lived reign over the Netherlands. Today it is only rarely used by the Dutch royal family for ceremonial occasions. It was last used during the wedding of Prince Willem and Maxima. The sculptures and artwork inside are worth seeing.

Amsterdam’s Red Light District

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You may have heard about this famous section of Amsterdam, and quite likely everything you’ve heard is true! Check it out for yourself, it’s unlike any place else.

Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District covers a large area in the oldest part of the city. It has been servicing the personal needs and desires of locals and visitors for five centuries. There is a certain charm to the area thanks to the old buildings leaning at odd angles overlooking tree-enshrouded canals, while inviting pubs, cafes and coffeeshops tempt you to linger longer. Music of every genre can be heard along the streets from a dozen or more venues late at night. Recently redone streets, revamped façades, new, classier resturants are now transforming what was once dark and dingy into one of the most attractive parts of town! Now there are more reasons then ever to visit the Red Light district, and experience this very special place. 

The narrow alleyways that reflect the inviting red glow of the large picture windows where an endless stream of horny men oogle nearly naked female flesh is of course the main attraction. The women behind the windows run the gamut from young and beautiful to grandmotherly and almost revolting. There’s enough diversity here including Asian, Black, Latin and of course European women to satisfy any fantasy. So why not Get Laid?!

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The Leidseplein is one of Amsterdam’s biggest centers for nightlife. With hundreds of restaurants and popular clubs like the Melkweg and Paradiso as well as cinemas in the area, the Leidseplein is always jumping especially on warm summer evenings. Have a drink outside in the plaza. Street musicians, jugglers and other performers make the square a lively place until the early hours. See our reviews of restaurants and venues in the Leidseplein area.

The Vondelpark

The Vondelpark is a very popular place on warm, sunny days with the Dutch and tourists alike. The park extends over several hundred acres with bike paths, walking paths, an open-air concert venue, three large outdoor cafes and the Film Museum. Scattered through the park are ponds with swans and ducks, flower gardens, a children’s park, a display of farm animals for the kids and acres and acres of fields to play soccer or frisbee. During the 60’s and 70’s the park became famous as a hippie hangout. Nowadays you’ll still see lots of hippies around and the occasional “camper” on warm nights.

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