Oude Zijds, Amsterdam.
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Skirting the Red Light District and covering the area east of Dam Square, Amsterdam's Oude Zijds neighborhood is the former Jewish quarter whose lavish greenery and picturesque canal scenes create a peaceful atmosphere for strolling and perusing the markets.

Home to both the University of Amsterdam and the lively Nieuwmarkt square, Oude Zijds is popular with a mix of local students, visitors, and young professionals who lounge at the terrace bars on sunny afternoons or gather for after-work drinks in the brown bars that line the square.

The University area offers options for affordable entertainment and cafés, and provides a unique blend of small stage venues, independent theaters, and student-run cafés that attract college students looking for a more offbeat party night.

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