The Heinekenplein is another important square in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherland. Marie Heineken Square or simply Heinekenplein was built in 1900 and is located in the neighborhood of De Pijp, along the street Ferdinand Bolstraat, outside the city centre. This placed was named in honor of a famous painter Marie Heineken, who was also the cousin of Gerard Adrianus Heineken the brewery's founder. This beautiful square is characterized by its large number of cafes, restaurants and bars where both locals and people from all over the world gather to spend a pleasant moment.
Near Marie Heineken Square is located the former Heineken Brewery, which nowadays is a popular tourist attraction also known as the Heineken Experience. This huge building was built as the first Heineken Brewery in 1867 until 1988 when it was replaced by a more modern facility placed outskirt Amsterdam. Nowadays, Heineken experience is considered as an historic landmark for the Heineken Company and of course for Amsterdam.
Another important building is a modern apartment placed on the northern side of the square. This Building houses large variety of shops, restaurants like the Nan Kee, one of the most famous Chinese restaurants. All day of the year is ideal for visiting this amazing square, but the best season is definitely in summer, when one can enjoy a large variety of street performers, which will make your stay in Amsterdam an unforgettable experience.
Other important near the Square are:
- Stichting Theo Thijssen(Museum)
- Stichting De Appel(Museum)
- Vereniging van Vrienden van het Allard Pierson Museum(Museum)