Fodor's Expert Review Het Spui

Centrum Plaza/Square/Piazza

This beautiful and seemingly tranquil tree-lined square hides a lively and radical past–-in the 1960s, the Provo counterculture movement held weekly gatherings around the statue in the center of the square. Journalists and bookworms have long favored its many cafés, and the Atheneum News Center (No. 14–16) and its adjoining bookstore are the city's best places to peruse an international array of literature, magazines, and newspapers. More cultural browsing can be enjoyed at the Spui's book market on Friday and at its art market on Sunday.

Plaza/Square/Piazza Market/Bazaar Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue) Free

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Amsterdam, North Holland  1012 XA, Netherlands

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