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8 Town Squares to explore in Netherlands


Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

Anton Pieck Plein
Anton Pieck PleinUnnamed Road, 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Anton Pieckplein is a square in the Efteling , named after one of the founders of the park: Anton Pieck . It has a nostalgic atmosphere with antique merry -go-rounds and various catering outlets. The square was named after Pieck in 1954, to recognize him for his great influence on the success of the Fairytale Forest . The square, with old-fashioned houses and merry-go-rounds, was also designed by him.

Dam Square
Dam SquareDam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dam square is one of the most famous destinations in the city center of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city and the country. The square street connects the main artery streets Damrak and Rokin and provides passage to the main shopping streets of Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk

JanskerkhofJanskerkhof, 3512 BN Utrecht, Netherlands

The Janskerkhof is a square in Utrecht , the capital of the Dutch province of Utrecht. It is the square on which the Janskerk and the former Statenkamer stand. The law faculty of Utrecht University, as well as the `Theatre' faculty of the Utrecht School of the Arts is located at Janskerkhof. The PhRM society of the Utrechtsch Studenten Corps is also located on this square. Various catering establishments are also located on the square.

LeidsepleinLeidseplein, 1017 PT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Leidseplein is a square in central Amsterdam, Netherlands. It lies in the Weteringschans neighbourhood, immediately northeast of the Singelgracht. It is one of the busiest centres for nightlife in the city. Historically, the square was the end of the road from Leiden; it served as a parking lot for horse-drawn traffic. Today, modern traffic travels through the square and side streets are packed with restaurants and nightclubs.

Onze-Lieve-VrouwepleinOnze Lieve Vrouweplein, 6211 HD Maastricht, Netherlands

The Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square is in the centre of Maastricht. The square is in the oldest part of the city within the late Roman castellum.The square is situated south of Maastricht's pedestrianised shopping district. Well known for its many café terraces, it is a popular place with tourists and local people alike.

RembrandtpleinRembrandtplein, 1017 CV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rembrandt Square is located in Central Amsterdam and is named after the famous artist Rembrandt van Rijn. Originally a butter and dairy market, Rembrandtplein has long left its farm friendly origins behind and these days you are far more likely to find yourself enjoying a latte on the terrace of a café than buying milk from a farmer.

VrijthofVrijthof, 6211 LC Maastricht, Netherlands

Vrijthof is a large urban square in the centre of Maastricht, Netherlands. The square developed from an ancient Roman and Frankish cemetery into a semi-private space that belonged to the Collegiate Church of Saint Servatius. This special square is known as the setting for the summer concerts by André Rieu, the Preuvenemint and Magical Maastricht on the Vrijthof. The other part of the year, the Vrijthof is free to walk over and view the special view.

WaterloopleinWaterlooplein, 1011 PG Amsterdam, Netherlands

Waterlooplein is a square in the centre of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The square near the Amstel river is named after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The daily flea market on the square is popular with tourists. The Stopera city hall and opera building and the Mozes en Aäronkerk church are at Waterlooplein.

Map of Town Squares to explore in Netherlands