The Warmoesstraat is one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam, and a great place to visit when exploring the Dutch capital from our Amsterdam apartments. With plenty of bars, shops, restaurants and coffee shops, Warmoesstraat is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
The Warmoesstraat dates back to the 13th century, making it one of Amsterdam’s oldest thoroughfares. During the 16th and 17th centuries the Warmoesstraat began to cement its reputation as one of the city’s principal shopping streets. It was here that one of the great 17th century Dutch poets, Joost van den Vondel, managed his family’s silk stocking shop.
Today, the bustling Warmoesstraat is still home to a variety of shops. Shopping, however, is not the only attraction; restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, bars (a number of which are aimed at gay clientele), and a handful of sex boutiques, help to line both sides of the Warmoesstraat with plenty of things to see. If you are staying in Amsterdam apartments and want to stretch your legs for a while, then a walk down the Warmoesstraat is always an interesting experience.
The Warmoesstraat begins at the Prins Hendrikkade and stretches all the way to Dam Square, one of central Amsterdam’s most important squares (with plenty of its own attractions). The street runs adjacent to the Red Light District, another intriguing area to visit from Amsterdam apartments.
Stay on the Warmoesstraat, however, and you will find plenty of things to keep you occupied. For the curious, typical Amsterdam coffee shops such as the Greenhouse Effect and Coffeeshop 36 are great places to catch a glimpse of Amsterdam’s liberal side. Add to this the sex boutiques on the Warmoesstraat and you have a nice slice of Amsterdam popular culture.
Shopping, of course, is one of the main activities on the Warmoesstraat and there are plenty of great shops to be seen (and good opportunities to buy some souvenirs to remind you of your stay in our Amsterdam apartments). When your feet get tired from all the walking around, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes in which to relax.
The Warmoesstraat is easy to get to from any of our Amsterdam apartments. Dam Square is a ten minute walk from Central Station and the Warmoesstraat leads to the square. Buses, trams, trains and taxis all head for Central Station, and there are both bus and tram stops on, or near the Warmoesstraat.
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