Welcome to Nieuwmarkt, Plantage & the Eastern Islands
Buzzing Nieuwmarkt is sewn through with rich seams of history. Here is the Rembrandthuis – the master painter's studio – as well as centuries-old synagogues and the Waterlooplein Flea Market in the old Jewish quarter. Alongside, entering leafy Plantage takes it down a gear, with the sprawling zoo and botanical gardens. It segues into the Eastern Islands, with a completely different atmosphere involving ex-warehouses turned funkfest bars, and flagship modern Dutch architecture.