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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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Nice place

All the colors, the architecture, very interesting place to visit. Location by the canal, bustling with people in the high season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not much to see, its a wider street. U have some boats on one side in front of the station, which is good when you first arrive in the city, its not just buildings. U have the crap sex museum, fast food and further down the main square, where street artists perform infront of the expensive cafes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

All the colors, the architecture, very interesting place to visit. Location by the canal, bustling with people in the high season.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The centrum of the city where all converge when the weather permits and the place where many of the annual events are held. This is tourist central and a hang out for very creative vendors, artists and musicians.

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Plenty of things to feast your eyes upon. From shops bars boats and narrow houses. Nice to sit at one of the bars take time out and watch life going on around you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A feast for the senses, Damrak is a concentrated bouquet of fun, flavor, flair, and fragrance. Shop, dine, and people watch for hours! An international experience with beautiful Dutch architecture.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love Amsterdam and the place is not so busy during January. It was a little cold and it was raining but the canals and buildings and lights are amazing.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Centraal Station, Red Light district and Sexmuseum are all around it. Nice place to start your boat trip from there too.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You will walk along here from the railway station to wherever you want to be. If you are not between 15 and 25 you will probably keep going. It's a zoo at night - with drunk and stoned college students from overseas stumbling around. Real natives would never go out there, nor would people interested in something else other than... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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Address: Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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