Posted by: danielfee | January 26, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 01-26-2012

 

Kloveniersburgwal Canal -Amsterdam
 

At the north end of the Kloveniersburgwal Canal is the  Nieuwmarkt (new market) square in the centre of Amsterdam. The square is located in Amsterdam’s Chinatown, next to the Red Light District. There is a daily market on the square, as well as an organic food market on Saturdays and a market for antiques and books on Sundays in the summer months. The Nieuwmarkt is dominated by the building known as De Waag, originally a gate in the Medieval city walls but converted into a weighing house after the walls were demolished in the 17th century. The square was created when the canals around the Waag were filled in 1614, and was used as a marketplace (hence the name).

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