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Het Spui (Spui Square)

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  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

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Spui, bounded by Spuistraat and Kalverstraat, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1012 XA, Netherlands

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Published 11/18/2015


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