0.7 miles / 1.1 kilometres
This walk and neighbourhood is a breath of tranquility sandwiched as it is between the hectic Nieuwmarkt square and the Waterlooplein Fleamarket. You'll be surprised and relieved to discover the peace and quiet immediately on leaving the busy streets. The bridge on St.Antoniebreestraat is a perfect place to start, just take the little steps to the left of the locks at the Sint Antoniesluis.
Oudeschans and Nieuwmarkt area walk in Amsterdam (follow link to see in Google maps)
Follow the route taking the Oudeschans in a n.e. direction. You can see the wonderful ship-shaped Nemo Science Museum in the distance and the wonderful 16th century Montelbaanstoren nearer by.
The map shows a possible route but the entire area is enticing so vary it according to your mood and energy. Wander through the little canals and streets at your leisure.
At the end of the route, you can sit and enjoy the lovely leafy J. W. Siebbeleshof (photo) or emerge from here on to the busy St Antoniesbreestraat / Waterkeringpad and return to the bustling city.
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If you happen to be thirsty, there is a lot of choice near the Nieuwmarkt but here are two places along the route:
Open from 12 – 22.00 and you can get anything from a sandwich, coffee, icecream, wine. Very nice food and atmosphere.
Open every evening for good affordable food and wine in a very warm and friendly setting.