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Damrak

Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #132 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: From bars and bicycles to cafes and erotic entertainment, you can find it all on this picturesque...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Ibiza, Spain
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154 reviews 154 reviews
73 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Luckily I live nearby the Damrak and whenever I get lost, all I have to do is ask passerbys to point me in the direction of the Damrak.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I'm not a local but I have been to Amsterdam enough times to develop a love/hate relationship with Damrak. I love that this is the road you look down as you exit Central Station at the start of your holiday. I hate that this is the road you depart from as you end your holiday. I love that there are... More 

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Amsterdam
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272 reviews 272 reviews
203 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Everyone who comes to Amsterdam by train will walk on this street. You can't avoid it. Local people will choose other way to avoid being around in this area. Souvenir shops, restaurants, sex museum, the best french fries in the Netherlands, fashion shops, Mc.Donald, Kentucky Fried chicken, hotels etc....etc.... all in this area. It's always crowded every single time. There... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
66 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Main connecting road between the station and the dam square. Under massive reconstruction of tram lines so noisy busy with massive crowds cheap hotels fast food shops and souvenir shops selling useless rubbish so not one of the best streets in amsterdam .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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255 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Long street of no character but it does connect the train station with central Amsterdam. And don't forget the Sex Museum is along this road so there is something to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Found directly outside the Centraal Train Station. Being the main street running through the centre of Amsterdam this place is always busy , no matter what time it is. It's populated mainly with fast food outlets, average restaruants and pricey tourist souvenir shops. But you will find cash machines and the odd musuem. It's currently under construction and looks to... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It's not one of the prettiest streets of Amsterdam, but as a tourist you need to see it. Lots of people at night time.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Daytime this icon of Amsterdam looks nice and very busy full of tourist, but in the night time is more nicer with the spot light, look really different, dont miss it, most people come in day time but they are not relise how beautiful is in the spot light

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This street has few redeeming qualities. It is a major north-south street in the center of the city with numerous tram lines. It is made even worse with much construction going on at present. There are attractions and small streets that are off this street that are interesting and historical--visit those instead.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Calling the Damrak "picturesque" is a grotesque misstatement. It's arguably the ugliest part of Amsterdam - constantly under construction, loud, crowded with hundreds of (drunk) tourists, lined with tacky souvenir shops and tourist-trap restaurants, and just an overall unfortunate place. In the winter, there is a small winter market, which is a slight improvement to this sad area, but if... More 

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