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Explore Amsterdam

Amsterdam is in Netherlands and is split up into a number of very interesting quarters or areas, as follows: -

The Jordaan.

The Jordaan area is one of the most attractive districts of Amsterdam . People who live here never want to live anywhere else. In this, one of the most sung-about districts of Netherlands and everyone feels at home.

The Plantage.

The Plantage area lies to the east of the city center and is virtually car free.. The concentric canals abruptly ended here as the city's population stopped increasing after 1680. An extensive park was established in which the locals could enjoy long walks and became the Home of the Hortus Botanicus and Artis Zoo.

After deteriorating into gambling dens and prostitution in the 1900's the area was cleaned up by the city council. Now it is a stylish and classy district. Places of interest include beautiful Wertheim Park and the Netherlands Maritime Museum Amsterdam.

The Red Light District.

You may have heard about this famous section of Amsterdam, and quite likely everything you've heard is true! 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 coffee shops 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 restaurants are now transforming what was once dark and dingy into one of the most attractive parts of town!

Dam Square.

Just a five-minute walk down the Damrak from Centraal Station takes you into this jam-packed square, jostling with locals and tourists day and night. It was created in the 13th century when a dam was built around the river Amstel to prevent the Zuiderzee sea from flooding the city. During the sixties, the square was renowned for its Dam Square hippies, and the laid back and relaxed character of square lives on. There are food stalls, restaurants and shops galore, including the trendy Magna Plaza and the Amsterdam Diamond centre.

Leidseplein, Amsterdam.

The square was developed in the 17-th century as a wagon park for farmers and peasants. to It is named after Leidsepoort, which once marked the end of the main road from Amsterdam to Leiden . Nowadays, Leidseplein is a busy tram intersection and centre of night-time transport.

Leidseplein is one of Amsterdam 's popular centers for nightlife, with theatres, lots of cafes, restaurants, cinemas, the casino, the Lido theatre with live entertainment and music centres Paradiso and Melkweg. Street musicians, jugglers, fire-eaters and other performers make the square a lively place until the early hours.

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