Rembrandtplein  Rembrandt Square

dance clubs, outdoor terraces, live music


Rembrandtplein with the statue of the painter Rembrandt van Rijn with a reconstruction of Rembrandt's Night Watch

The Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) is one of Amsterdam's most popular centres for nightlife and is known for its many cafés, terraces, clubs, and hotels. It mostly attracts rowdy Amsterdammers and out-of-towners.


The square, named after the famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn, used to be a butter market in former days. In the middle of the square is a statue of Rembrandt.


Throughout the year (except for the winter months), the terraces are packed with people enjoying a drink and watching the world go by.

Live music

In most cafes you' ll find live music and you' ll see people singing popular Dutch-language songs at the top of their voices.

map of Rembrandtplein

How to get there?

tram 4 14 Rembrandtplein
directions_subway 51 53 54 Waterlooplein
local_parking The Bank

← Map of Rembrandtplein area

Notable buildings at Rembrandtplein

Theater Tuschinski   1921

A lovely Art Deco building 100 m from Rembrandtplein.

Blauwbrug   1883

Bridge designed in eclectic style and inspired by the Alexander-III bridge across the Seine in Paris.

The Bank   1926

Built in typical Amsterdam School style by the architects Berlage and Ouëndag. The building is made of brick and has a slender bell tower.

Schiller Hotel   1912

Built in a mixed style of Jugendstil and traditionalism. The building is full of original paintings by Frits Schiller, the founder's son.

De Kroon   1898

Elegant fin de siécle building and interior. Grand cafe with nice window seats overlooking Rembrandtplein.

Cineac   1934

Built as a news cinema that provided people with news at a time when there were no televisions. In the 30s a very modern building with large neon letters on the façade.

Munttoren   1620

Octagonal tower with pedestrian passageway between the flower market and Kalverstraat. Originally part of the medieval city wall, rebuilt by architect Hendrick de Keyser.

Stopera   1986

Building complex housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Dutch National Opera and Ballet

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