Nieuwmarkt Walking Tour (Self Guided), Amsterdam

Journey into Amsterdam's past by visiting Nieuwmarkt, one of the oldest districts in the city and situated at the heart of its old center. Here, your exploration of this fascinating district will take you to many buildings from 16th to the 19th centuries that are now listed as national monuments.

Many of these can be found on Geldersekade. Among the area’s most famous historic structures are Zuiderkerk, a 17th-century Protestant church that was once the subject of a painting by Claude Monet. There is also the 15th-century Schreierstoren (Weeper's Tower), once part of the city's medieval wall. It was from this point that English sea explorer Henry Hudson set off on his voyage to Northern America. During this mission he discovered the island of Manhattan among other locations. Another Nieuwmarkt architectural claim to fame is He Hua Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Europe. Tour this traditional Chinese-style complex and visit the shrines and the main temple hall to appreciate the traditional wood carvings, statues and reliefs. The beautiful old Nieuwmarkt district also attracts many visitors for the Chinese restaurants on Zeedijk Street. They are reputed to be the best in the city.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Nieuwmarkt Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Nieuwmarkt Walking Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: Xena

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