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Address: Damrak 56, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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From bars and bicycles to cafes and erotic entertainment, you can find it...

From bars and bicycles to cafes and erotic entertainment, you can find it all on this picturesque main street of Amsterdam.

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Ultimate tourist street in Amsterdam

This is the main central street for tourists in Amsterdam, full of all you can expect at a typically higher price. It is worth walking down and exploring and looking. It is close... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Nicholas P
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Brisbane, Australia
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This area will keep you occupied for a good while Plenty of food Coffee shops Cute little museums and attractions The pier for various canal cruises And it's close to dam square for further attractions and shopping

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is the main central street for tourists in Amsterdam, full of all you can expect at a typically higher price. It is worth walking down and exploring and looking. It is close to the red light district and Centraal Station.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

When you arrive in Amsterdam, after walking out of Centraal Station, the first street you hit is Damrak. It's several blocks long, with a canal on your left and lots of businesses, hotels and the Sex Museum on your right. If you walk all the way you arrive at Dam Square, with the Dam Palace (ugly outside, truly beautiful inside),... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Yes, a central street but you do not get to see anything but an endless row of people. It is really unbelievable. The holidays and the tourists made the street impossible to walk. Went there during the day and in the evening - equally crowded always. Many restaurants ans souvenir shops with overpriced trinkets. It is really not a must.

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Thank Lillemusen
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This street leads from Centraal Station into the heart of the city all the way to Damstraat and Dam Square. It's the most tourist packed part of the city. It's lined with restaurants, souvenir shops, fast food places, a museum or two, a casino, a department store and the stock market. You can walk around it or take your chances... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is the tourist heart of the city with a steady stream of visitors making their way from Central Station at the top to their accommodations. Lined with lots of tourist/souvenir shops, tour booking shops and doorways to small hotels, it also has a few restaurants, chip shops, a Febo, big department stores and lots to see. In December it... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Damrak is the street/boulevard that leads from central station to Dam square And it is supposed to be the "red carpet" of the city leading to the center of the city. In reality it is a hotchpotch second rate restaurants and third and fourth rate hotels with lots of fast food and cheap tourist trinklet shops. In short: pass... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

As you leave the train station this avenue beckons you to explore it's many shops, hotels, restaurants. and what not shops. The buildings are marvels of their time. Many are Art Deco style which I was not expecting. The carvings on each tell a story about who built them and how they made their fortunes and what they were intended... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Damrak is the main street that connects Amsterdam Central Station to the Dam Square, running through the middle of central Amsterdam. This is a busy, crowded, tourist filled area with restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and motor traffic. Unfortunately, this is not Amsterdam at her best. Some will enjoy a walk up or down Damrak. I'm not one of them, instead... More 

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

this is the place most tourist enter the city. Its a nice broad street. advise, if you come from the central station, go right as fast as possible in the direction of the Haarlemmerstraat. This is a very nice street with a lot of shops and places to have a bite or drink.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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