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To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
Eat, see, and stay in Red Light District (De Wallen)
We actually ended up here by mistake, not knowing/ realising we were at Dam Square a couple of times. It’s worth a quick look around in passing.. there are a few entertaining stands / acts scattered around, but nothing special
Took a tour of a hidden Catholic Church built after the Dutch Reformation in 1660. The museum is well laid out and you get an audio tour included with the entry fee. The audio is very informative as you travel through living rooms, kitchens and other rooms of the house before you see the church itself. The church is an...
This is Amsterdam’s leading Roman Catholic church. I especially liked the very impressive altar area and the domed area above it. It is not an overpowering beauty. The overall colour scheme is excellent. The murals are magnificent.
Went to ripleys believe it or not in Amsterdam with my wife and we both thought it was amazing worth every penny. The staff are very helpful and friendly, they helped my wife who’s Dias able did, made her enjoy the tour as much as they could.
It’s very fascinating and incredibly enjoyable and learnt many things, would recommend to...
WE did this in Budapest and were thrilled with it so when we found out about this on Trip Advisor it was a no-brainer. We opted for the dutch dinner. If you don't know how this works, you are going to Martine and Olav's home, rightnext to the red light district and a stone's throw from the train station. Comfortable...
This is a hidden gem, in one of the busiest spots of the city. Beautifully designed and serving delicious coffee (by Bocca beans, which is a popular ethical Amsterdam based brand). Tip: if it's rainy outside, go upstairs to the attic, it's wonderfully cozy and secluded with a view of the garden.
££ - £££ • Bar, International, European, Deli, Contemporary
reviewed 1 week ago by FayeInAmsterdam
We heard that this bar in the Hotel Krasnapolsky won a prize and we love cocktails. Because mr Krasnapolsky used to be a tailor, the interior is a homage to him. The bartenders are very good and attentive. And they make a great whisky sour. Excellent evening.
£ • French, Dutch, European, Healthy, International
reviewed 2 days ago by wiseguy1282005
Yes, because the cafe was so popular, we had to queue up 15 minutes outside. The service was efficient and staffs were very friendly. They provided very good recommendation to us.
We really enjoyed the food taste. The omelette were one of the best that we tasted.
My husband and I stayed at Mauro Mansion for two nights. It is a lovely old building, beautifully transformed into a hotel. It has a bed and breakfast feel with very congenial hosts who are well informed and provided excellent advice for restaurants and getting about. The hotel is literally 5 min from Central Station and right on a canal....
This quaint B&B style hotel is in an excellent location for downtown walks etc. The hotel organised a taxi pick up for us ( 50 Euros ) from airport. Charming decor in the bar area. We stayed in the top room facing the canal. The toilet and shower area are very compact. We stayed for 3 nights and sadly were...
We recently stayed at The Grand for 4 evenings. Our stay was absolutely wonderful. I am disabled and utilize a walking bike to ambulate. As I could not use the front entrance, I was given access to a more suitable entrance. The hotel staff was always available to assist.
Our accommodations were perfect. A suite with a separate sitting room,...
Great location - right in the heart of everything. Staff were super friendly and so keen to make everything perfect. Quite small and intimate so the staff quickly know you by name. Bedrooms super comfortable and well appointed. A little dated but classic decor
Stayed here for two nights during a business trip.. Excellent experience, great rooms, super service and a cool bar / restaurant.
The only thing they could improve on is the meny on the restaurant. I can strongly recommend this property.