This square is the end of the red light district and it has got a lot of great bars and restaurants. I've been to Cafe Fonteyn (see above), Cafe Cuba (packed with people and a funny smell - but it looked great!)and another beer bar but I can't remember the name at the moment.
Directions: You can reach Nieuwmarkt by metro or walk from the Central Station.
All the bars around Nieuwmarkt and the bars on the Nieuwenzijds Voorburgwal.
Great music, cheap drinks and local people.
Dress Code: No dress code
Directions: Nieuwmarkt (behind the Red Light District)
and Nieuwenzijds Voorburgwal (Behind Damsquare)