Amsterdam's Rembrandtplein received a complete facelift in 2011, transforming it from an unwelcoming and unloved square into a lively and bustling place for people to sit and watch the World go by. It's surrounded on all sides by restaurants and bars with large terraces and it attracts a mix of locals and visitors. Things to note on the square are one of Amsterdam's largest nightclubs Escape, the recently renovated club Rain which offers a dinner, bar and dancing mix, the famous 1920's art-deco café Schiller and the longstanding Café Kroon which is located on the first floor of a building and therefore has an excellent view. During the day it functions as an English tea room and by night a pleasant bar which attracts a 30s crowd for drinks and a little bit of dancing. Just off the square you will find Cocos Outback bar which is a hangout for expats. And the small street between the square and the Amstel river has a number of gay bars, including the Monmatre, which is still as popular today as when it opened 40 years ago…despite the kitch décor seemingly never having been updated!
Happening square with a painterly flair... read more
Near the Amstel River
Period Rooms from the 17th-18th Century... read more
At the Flower market