Rembrandt Square Hotels Amsterdam
Guide to Rembrandt Square Hotels AmsterdamRembrandtplein abounds with bars, cafes, and restaurants. Indeed, there is not much to do in this area apart from kick back and relax, or step up and party. The atmosphere varies greatly depending on the time of day and year. The draw back to Rembrandtplein is that you largely wind up rubbing elbows only with other tourists.
There are some fine hotels on Rembrandtplein and nearby. Anything with a view of the square is worth considering at least. Due to the near continuous partying in the area though this might not be a good destination for weekend visitors looking for some quiet solitude. The area is however very central and located near to many fascinating amenities.
Shopaholics will find solace at Waterlooplein. This square, across the Amstel from Rembrandtplein, hosts a daily market. Clothing old and new, souvenirs, bike accessories, and a wealth of brass oddities are amongst the many wonders on offer at this comfortably busy market space. Around Rembrandtplein itself the pickings are a little slimmer. Fortunately the Flower Market (see section on Dam / Centrum) is just nearby. Thorbeckeplein (which seems to be part of the same square but is the little bit that juts out on the south west corner) has a modern art market every Sunday.
Food in this area tends to be fast and cheap, though some slow dining options are available. Many of the bars on the square have interesting menus, often serving quite late. The square is a good spot for lunch, but not likely to provide an unforgettable dining experience.
Places of interest in the area
The centre of the square is dominated by a rendering of Rembrandt's Night Watch. Each figure from the painting is represented by a life-size statue. Pathe Tuschinski, on Reguliersbreestraat, is just off the square and if you plan to visit the cinema during your time in Amsterdam this venue should be high on your agenda. The façade and interior are both beautiful examples of the Amsterdam School's take on Art Deco. Right behind the Waterlooplein, on Jodenbreestraat, is the Rembrandt house. The artist spent many years living on this street and social historians claim that the largely Jewish population of the area at the time had a big influence on his work. Close to Rembrandtplein on Herengracht is FOAM, the museum of photography. The museum attracts compelling temporary exhibitions that photography fans will not want to miss.
Rembrandtplein is an epicentre of night life in Amsterdam, though often it is overshadowed by Leidseplein. There are plenty of expat pubs making this a great area to catch any and every sports game: Cocos Outback is particularly popular. For drum 'n bass fans it doesn't get better (or more intense) than Studio 80. For serious clubbers only is the massive Escape. The club is dizzingly expensive for what it is (and they seem to be proud of it) but bass worshippers will be happy they paid the fee…and for pricey drinks…and the bathroom. De Heeren van Amstel is a much more laid back place for dancing and drinking. Much of Amsterdam's gay scene can be found around Rembrandtplein with nearby Reguliersdwarsstraat a famously gay friendly street.
Index of hotels near Rembrandt Square