Old City Centre/Old Side



Amsterdam's Old Side (Oude Zijde) of the historic city centre was actually settled after the city's New Side, and is named after the Old Church (Oude Zijde) which occupies its center. The Oude Kerk is the city's oldest church, and it is no coincidence that it's located in the heart of the Red Light District. When sailors stopped in Amsterdam for a night or two, they would enjoy their time on land by visiting the bars and women, but couldn't return to sea without buying forgiveness for their sins from the conveniently located church. Next to the Old Church you can find Museum Amstelkring, a secret church located in the attic of a wealthy merchant's home.

The east of the neighborhood is bordered by Warmoestraat, the city's gay / party street. It has many coffeeshops and bars, including the Winston Kingdom, a small club with an event every night of the week.

Amsterdam's Chinatown is also in this neighborhood. Called the Zeedijk (or Sea Dijk), the street is where the city's old dijk used to be, and has a wide variety of Asian restaurants popular with both locals and tourists. The Thai Bird has beautiful décor and great food at reasonable prices.

At the end of the Zeedijk you will find the Nieuwmarkt, a square with many bars and the historic Weigh House at its centre. The Nieuwmarkt also marks the beginning of the Jewish Quarter, where you can find Rembrandt's House (Rembrandthuis), a popular tourist destination.

Nightlife

Club NL
Carré
Henri Prouvin
Casablanca
Zotte (De)
Gasthuis
Herrie
In't Aepjen
SMART Project Space
Cozy Bar
Nieuwe Anita (De)
't Loosje
Hooischip
Abraxas
Place (La)
Pleinzicht
Odessa
Queen's Head (The)
Theater de Cameleon
In 't Aepjen
Tara Irish Pub (The)
Vaaghuyzen
Pata Negra
Diepte (De)
Easy Laughs
Kriterion
Exit
Wijnand Fockink
Frascati
You II
Kapitein Zeppos
Belushi's
Absinthe
Kilimanjaro
Big Shots Bar
Grey Area
Café 't Mandje
Café Centercourt
Cafe Lef

Attractions

Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off
TA-HWA
Amstel Fietspoint
Conscious
Zaailing
Boudisque
Amsterdam Cannabis Walking Tour
Waag (De)
Arnold Cornelis
Amsterdam Culinary Snack Bike Tour
Nieuwmarkt
Outland Records
Oude Kerk (De)
Old Amsterdam Culinary Walking Tour
Amsterdam Historical City Bike Tour
Centraal Station
Torture Museum
T Goede Soet
Amsterdam Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Open Monumentendag
Oude Kerk
Erotic Museum
Amsterdam Red Light District Walking Tour
Amsterdam Book Fair
Cinekid
Exota
Hoopman Schildersbenodigheden
Allard Pierson Museum
Haci Bayram Osdorp Mosque
Persmuseum
Bebob Design Amsterdam
Subzero
Galerie Smelik Stokking
Scheepvaarthuis (Het)
Campingsport Amsterdam
HEMA
Fast Flying Ferry
Anne Frank House
Amsterdams Marionetten Theater
ACF Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie
Multatuli Museum
Sint-Nicolaaskerk (St. Nicholas's Church)
Cannabis College
Our Lord in the Attic Museum
Chinatown

Restaurants

Le Pêcheur
Dynasty
Zotte (De)
Blue
Kapitein Zeppos
Restaurant Red
Old Church Coffeeshop
Evita Resturant/ Steakhouse
Cafe Pacifico
Wagamama
Pannenkoeken Upstairs
In de Waag
Het Tuynhuys
De Drie Graefjes
Foodware
Sea Palace
Pasta e Basta
De Jaren
! Zest
Bakkerswinkel (De)
Belgian Restaurant Lieve
Eat Mode
Hill Street Blues
Soup En Zo
Restaurant Vapiano
Casablanca
Lime Bar
Pinto Restaurant
Odessa
Rangoli
Herrie
La Place
Restaurant Vermeer
Pygma Lion
Sushi Kings
Bakkerswinkel (De)
Bird
Pata Negra
De Gouden Reael
Bubbles & Wines
Bolhoed

Hotels

St. Christopher's The Winston
NH Barbizon Palace Hotel
Albus Grand Hotel (The)
Steel
Amstel Botel

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