Amsterdam

Centrum

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Amsterdam Centrum is the district that most of the city’s visitors want to see and it’s also the place where most people end up arriving. The Central Station is the city’s most renowned and popular transport hub and all of the city centre lies before it. Centrum, as it’s called, is actually quite large, so you may want to use public transportation to get around, but with a comfortable pair of trainers all of its sights and sounds can be covered on foot. The infamous Red Light district with its bars and window shopping is only a short walk across the square from the station as are the Zeedijk with its restaurants and Chinatown. The world famous ring of canals, or simply the Grachtengordel, is also just a hop, skip and a jump from here not to mention the Dam and Leidse Square (Leidseplein). The popular Jordaan neighbourhood in the west is full of bohemian cafés, bars and shops, while the Plantage area in the east is home to some of the city’s best attractions including the Artis Zoo and the Hortus Botanical Gardens.

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