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Address: Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Description: 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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Tourist Heaven

I went here during my visit in Amsterdam. It seems to me that this street leading to the Dam itself is just full of little shops for tourist to be visiting one time and then go on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Nicole S
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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398 attraction reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The only good thing about this street is it links Central Station with the city, it has the Sex Museum there and for us the tour operator Lindbergh Travel. To say this is the street where cafes offer Full English Breakfast for €4.95 probably describes it well.

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Southampton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Only walk the Damrak (from the station to Dam Square) to get somewhere fairly quickly. If you want to see the real Amsterdam pick a route parallel to this, zig-zagging through the side roads and alleys.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went here during my visit in Amsterdam. It seems to me that this street leading to the Dam itself is just full of little shops for tourist to be visiting one time and then go on to more interesting places in Amsterdam like Museumsquare or Leidsesquare.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It just felt like a busy and touristic street. That said, the street is a good marker to help get your bearings around the city - you will probably end up seeing the Damrak when you visit the city, as it's just infront of Centraal Station.

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Dunblane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Sadly, Amsterdam's main street is little more than a tourist rip-off, just like the tourist streets in London, Paris, or any big city. Turn off down one of the many side streets nearby, and save yourself a lot off virtually everything.

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Oradea, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The street is located in front of the central station, there lot of people, shops, trams, buses, everything. I think it's the entry street to Amsterdam. It goes all the way to the center of the city.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

If you walk out of Central Station you have a choice to make depending on the type of visit to Amsterdam that you want to have. 1. You want culture. You want to see the wonderful things that Amsterdam has to offer, such as amazing architecture, history, art and lots more. 2. You want to see the Irish bars, the... More 

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Richmond Hill
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lots of shopping souvenir, cheese and lots to choose from in terms of eating. Straight up Damrak and the train/bus station is the starting point

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Dublin, Ireland
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Most tourists will arrive at Schipol airport, then catch a train into Zentaal station, then walk into Old Amsterdam, at least half of them will walk down this road within the first few minutes of walking out of the station. To me this was my first impression, and epitomised to me what Amsterdam is all about for the tourist. The... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Long busy street that leads up from central station & the docks. Full of tacky overpriced souvenir shops & tacky museums. If you want to see the beauty of Amsterdam just walk straight through. If you want to feel like you are on the golden mile in Blackpool & are looking for a full English then make yourself at home.

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