The Nieuwmarkt area Amsterdam is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Amsterdam.
At the center is the Waag, the weigh-house, built in 1490 as a former city gate. The Amsterdam city wall has disappeared, but two city gates remain.
In the 17th century, the Waag was also a meeting place for the guilds. For example, the guild of surgeons, who were regarded as craftsmen rather than medics. Rembrandt’s famous painting ‘Lesson in Anatomy’, currently on display in the Mauritshuis in The Hague, originally hung here.
Our top recommendation would be to vist the Newmarket area. Possible at any of our private tours.