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Haarlemmerstraat

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Description: Access: Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable...
Access: Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable from Central Station. De Opstapper (hoek Prinsengracht), bussen 18, 21 en 22 en tram3. The Opstapper (corner Prinsengracht), buses 18, 21 and 22 and tram3. Parkeergarage: Parking: Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p/u) Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p / h) Pinautomaat: ATM: Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk en Korte Prinsengracht Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Korte Prinsengracht Koopavond: Evening: Elke donderdag tot 21 uur. Every Thursday until 21 hours. Koopzondag: Sunday shopping: Enkele winkels zijn open op zondag. Some shops are open on Sunday.
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My Home Away From Home

I used to live in the area so it has a lot of nostalgic value for me, but this street has everything from my favorite croissants, to awesome butchers, convenient supermarkets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I used to live in the area so it has a lot of nostalgic value for me, but this street has everything from my favorite croissants, to awesome butchers, convenient supermarkets, late-night munchie food, cozy bars, delicious restaurants, and coffeeshops. I can, and often do, spend all day here. Plus the architecture in this part of the city is gorgeous.... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We drove and walked through Haarlem. The canals were very pretty and worth seeing, but I was disappointed with the old city. It seemed a bit dirty which surprised me. It was less touristy then most places we visited, some streets had shops which catered to people who live there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were self-catering and Haarlemmerstraat was our go-to location to buy food and drink. It has a fish monger, butcher, cheese shop and baker, and two supermarkets (albert Heijn and Marqt), as well as cash points, some bars, a creperie etc etc. Made for a very pleasant shopping experience.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I got an apartment for 3 days on this street, and I had everything: it's close to the center and the main canals, there are shopping places, awesome restaurants (be sure to visit the Tibetan restaurant), coffee places, coffee shops (if you're into this kind of visit), bakeries, delis, and what not.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This street reminded me of a hip street in Brooklyn. A little off the beaten path but lively and full of locals. A bit of Old Amsterdam that made me miss "New Amsterdam".

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lots of boutique shops, this is a great street with quite a few restaurants. This runs from central station to westerpark. The slight downside is the number of coffee shops which bring a number of undesirable types...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Loads of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, definately good for breakfast, has a lot of souvenir shops too. Loads of choices, very cheap hotel - Continental Hotel is also on this road.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

There is lots to see and do on this street and in this area. Can't remember which shop we stopped to get a snack and coffee, but there is lots of choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's always nice to walk on this street. All kind of shops, cafes, restaurant, a church, supermarket, a cinema and the most of all are Coffee shops

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This major street between the Centraal Station and the Jordaan has high-end shopping and many restaurants, yes, but it's also a wonderful place to people-watch. Study the folks walking by and have some fun by trying to guess if they are native A'damers, and if not, what country they originally come from. In my travels, only New York City offers... More 

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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