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Coordinates: 52°22′31.732″N 4°53′53″E / 52.37548111°N 4.89806°E / 52.37548111; 4.89806

Warmoesstraat in Amsterdam

Warmoesstraat ('Chard Street') is one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam, running parallel to Damrak from Nieuwebrugsteeg to Dam Square. Its origins are in the 13th century. In the 16th and 17th century it was the shopping street. The poet Joost van den Vondel sold silk stockings here.[1]

Today, the busy Warmoesstraat has a variety shops, bars, restaurants, cheap hotels, coffee shops and sex boutiques. The artist run W139 art space is also located on this street. It is located adjacent to the red-light district.

The Warmoesstraat-area is also known as the Leather area as there are many cruise and fetish bars and bars with darkrooms.

A man standing at the Warmoesstraat, Amsterdam. 31 December 2019


  1. ^ Martin Dunford (2010). The Rough Guide to The Netherlands. Penguin. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-84836-882-8.

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