This was the area we stayed in Amsterdam.
Our hotel was a short 3 minute walk away form this suare. A pretty square, with the foreboding statue of the artiste himself, Rembrandt.
As an artist myself, this was quite a special moment.
Throughout school, one learns all about the masters of art, architecture, sculpture etc... and so when you are in the area where the artist lived and painted, it is quite awe-inspiring.
The square has developed over the years into a centre for nightlife with the opening of various hotels and cafes.
We had firsthand experience of the nightclubs - not being into nightclubs ourselves - they kept us awake every night with really loud music. Especially this one gay club round the corner. It was maybe nice for them, but not for anyone trying to sleep within a half mile radius!
So, although a nice square, not a good place to sleep.
Utrechtsestraat is a really nice street just off Rembrandtsplein. It has some good restaurants (Pata Negra, Tempo Doeloe) and cafes (De Ooievaar) en interior shops, clothes shops and other interesting stuff.
The recently-completed multimillion-dollar renovation of the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam is more than just a facelift for one of the world's great movie palaces.
Acres of art-deco murals, silk wall-hangings and tropical wood inlay, nine hundred art nouveau lamps of stained glass and bronze, furniture designed for the lounges of ocean liners, hand-woven carpeting, and a Wurlitzer theatre organ with ceiling-high pipes : these are just some of the sumptuous features of the phantasy realm of glamour and luxury created by a Jewish tailor from Poland in the heart of Amsterdam in 1921.
Pay attention to visiting museums. Holland is a country of great artists. One of them, Rembrandt, is especially respected. There is a monument of Rembrandt in the very center of the city. You can see it on this picture.
The Rembrandtplein or Rembrandt square is located between the Mint Tower and the Amstel river and Stopera. The square traditionally housed anumber of night venues and there still are some.
The square has been transformed from a small park with trees into a more open and spacious place with the Statue of the famous Dutch painer Rembrandt van Rijn at the center.
At daytime local artist are making music and selling art work.
Rembrandtplein or Rembrandt Square is a popular square in Amsterdam. The place is mostly happening at night with plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars. So, if you're looking for a night out...this is one of the place you can go to.
Somewhere in the middle of it, there's a huge statue of Rembrandt, the famous Dutch painter. I saw hotels too around the area, they might be quite noisy at night. I came across a souvenir shop as well, but can't recall the name.
This is the major 'entertainment' area for rowdy Amsterdammers and out-of-towners. Bars chock-a-block with people singing along to Dutch folk songs at the top of their voices, and a few large disco's with heavy security at the door. Because all bars and disco's close at the same moment, sometimes things get out of hand a bit. Strangely enough the square is surrounded by major gay spots like the iT, and just off the square is the Halvemaansteeg, a small street packed with gay bars. No problems here, so maybe Amsterdam really is a tolerant city. Also nearby is Reguliersdwarsstraat, currently the hippest nightlife street of Amsterdam.
normally one the statue of Rembrandt was here but now also the statues of the nightwatch (nachtwacht) are here. The painting is in the rijksmuseum.
This street between Rembrandtplein and Muntplein is crammed with food shops and fast food chains. We found another giant clog to make pictures in.
The front of the theatre is richly decorated. It is covered with glazed tiles and elaborate ironwork and lamps as well as ceramic sculptures.
The idea was to lure the visitor into an imaginary world and to enjoy cabaret and cinema accompanied by cinema organ and cinema orchestra.
Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square). The sqaure and park is surrounded by many shops, outdoor cafes, and street entertainers. It is a great place to sit and relax.
One more nice square and nice environment..
Rembrandts plein with the painters, coffees and park... A colorful moment..
This statue can be seen in the Rembrandtsplein area. This area is also popular with tourists and has many cafes with outdoor seating.