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Amsterdam Coffeeshop The Jolly Joker
The Jolly Joker coffeeshop at Nieuwmarkt 4a, Amsterdam.
This is on the east edge of the red light district on the corner of Zeedijk and Monnikenstraat. Zeedijk runs towards the station and is the closest thing Amsterdam has to a China town. Monnikenstraat leads towards the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal and the famous red light windows. Nieuwmarkt is a square with The Waag in the centre (directly behind me when I took this photo). The Waag was originally a city gate but later used as a weigh house (where it got it's name). There is also a daily produce market on the square and a handy Albert Heijn supermarket.
Nearest hotel is Hotel Royal Taste on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal.
Photo taken November 2012.

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