Escaping the pull of the Artis Zoo, the Red Light District and other major tourist attractions is difficult, but a brief walk down the Entrepotdok might bring you back to your senses. There’s not much to do around here, so you're forced to admire the long row of 300-year-old warehouses that line the canal. The buildings are architecturally similar and are all named after Dutch and Belgian cities. After a brief walk back in time, you can return to Amsterdam’s finest. The the Artis Zoo is located just on the other side of the water.