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Things to do in Oudezijds Voorburgwal

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“You need to have seen this area at least once in your life. Be careful though, pickpockets etc. ”
  • 278 locals recommend
Department Store
“The Bijenkorf has been a real Dutch icon in the centre of Amsterdam since 1870.”
  • 217 locals recommend
Plaza
“Up for a few hours of browsing and people watching? Go to the Nieuwmarkt (New Market) located in Amsterdam’s China Town. At Nieuwmarkt there’s cafes, bars, restaurants and interesting shops.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Although busy, this place located at the Zeedijk, is worth the wait. Beautiful dishes & snacks and a perfect start of the evening!”
  • 124 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Old traditinal Jenever (Dutch version of gin-like liquers) tasting room, quite an experience to visit, jest next to Dam squere. Be ready to band over (you will understand once you visit ;)”
  • 95 locals recommend
Museum
“Hidden church in the busy touristic district of Amsterdam, you will not expect this hidden church in this area, amazing building and definitely worth a visit, next door is a nice pub, De Prael for a beer”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Created in the 17th century to keep the sea at bay, Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt is the quintessential picture-postcard vision of Amsterdam, and an unbelievably pretty sight by both day and night - when the bridges are lit up by fairy lights and the whole area takes on a magical feel. Floating along the canals by guided boat tour is a great way to get under the fabric of the city, and you’ll learn lots of fascinating facts along the way – such as why the tilting homes along the canals are known as ‘dancing houses’. There are many different canal cruises to choose from, from hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tours to atmospheric candlelit night time cruises with food and wine.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“One of the only nice places in the Red light district/tourist area. It's really hard to find an authentic plac ein this area but this is definately one of them. You'll find great food and locals here.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Church
“Do go inside and behold one of the larger church organ in the Netherlands. It is an impressive site! To see the largest church organ holland has to offer one must go to the Sint Laurens in the city of Rotterdam.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“And of course Zeedijk the famous Red Light Strict . Many bars and places to eat . It's worthwhile to visit at least once in your life ;) . It's a walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station ( No Tram needed to reach this place) . ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Tasting room of brewery de Prael, flavourful beers in a charming environment.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
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“Latei serves great coffee, homemade cakes and sandwiches in a funky venue where the vintage decor is all for sale. 5mins walk from house on Zeedijk 143. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“One of the oldest and most famous chinese restaurants. The interior is very basic but the food is authentic and very tasty. Fried oysters is a special here and a dutch movie was named after them (Oesters van Nam Kee).”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great place for in-house brewed beers. The grilled chicken is very nice. You can have unlimited amount of peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Every so often we come here for a Peking duck noodle soup, just a few doors down is Nam Kee, also known for its authentic Chinese food”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
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“Café in De Waag is based in a grand city gatehouse circa 1488 - this relaxed, candle-lit restaurant/cafe has a big terrace, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Nieuwmarkt 4.”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“Although busy, this place located at the Zeedijk, is worth the wait. Beautiful dishes & snacks and a perfect start of the evening!”
  • 124 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“One of the only nice places in the Red light district/tourist area. It's really hard to find an authentic plac ein this area but this is definately one of them. You'll find great food and locals here.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Brewery
“Tasting room of brewery de Prael, flavourful beers in a charming environment.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“One of the oldest and most famous chinese restaurants. The interior is very basic but the food is authentic and very tasty. Fried oysters is a special here and a dutch movie was named after them (Oesters van Nam Kee).”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great place for in-house brewed beers. The grilled chicken is very nice. You can have unlimited amount of peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Every so often we come here for a Peking duck noodle soup, just a few doors down is Nam Kee, also known for its authentic Chinese food”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
“Café in De Waag is based in a grand city gatehouse circa 1488 - this relaxed, candle-lit restaurant/cafe has a big terrace, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Nieuwmarkt 4.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Arcade
“Amsterdam’s arcade and gaming hotspot. Beating your best friend at Mortal Kombat while drinking a pint, playing a pinball machine until your fingers hurt and practising for your driving exam on Mario Kart while enjoying a freshly-made taco: all that and more can happen at the TonTon Club. ”
  • 29 locals recommend

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