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Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #121 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Possibly the worst and most ugly place in Amsterdam. Most restaurants are tourist traps and serve below average food, the streets are filled with tourists smoking weed or on their way to the coffeeshop/red light district. The street is filled with garbage. I can't imagine that people will have a good first impression about Amsterdam after arriving here from the... More

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Keaau Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Once a canal, the new current along the Damrak is people flowing up and down. Crowds, careening suitcases, staggering partiers, babble of languages, bizaare museums, clanging trams, cheezy coffeeshops -- it's the belly of the commercialist beast. You'll be tempted to grit your teeth and slog past what seems to be the worst schlock tourist trap ever! But look up... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We walked from the central station along the Damrak looking for a place to have dinner. There are so many choices! So many people coming and going! What impressed me the most was the number of people riding bicycles everywhere!

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Loved damrak we had dinner at the red lion walked along with the crowds. There was a Van Gogh exhibition in the old stock exchange near the I am amsterdam sign and the beehive bierenhof dept store is a must.

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Bucharest, Romania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Damrak is not a friendly attraction nowdays, as the construction is not over yet, this causeing a lot of noise. However, it is a street that has many more perpendicular little streets with nice restaurants. The idea is that there are lesser chances to get lost or to miss a good restaurant. The recipe si simple: "x street (with the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This is the main street very near to Centraal Station - lots of museums, tourist attractions, shops, cafes and eateries in this area! It was very busy at the time of year we visited (April 13th-16th) but we liked that. It's a lively place and we got some great food here. Just enjoy the atmosphere and soak it up!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a place right opposite central station of Amsterdam.It is a very happening place where you find a lot of restaurants , souvenir shops , tour operators , traditional buildings and hotels.This is a very lively place with a lot people around throughout the day and night.You can say it is the entry point of Amsterdan city.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

So many shops along the roads going to Dam Square. From cheaps souveniers, clothings, foods and Museums in one street! Do taste the famous frites (fries) there. You could spend the whole day just to do shoppings along the street.

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Louth, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
84 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a great street that links Central Station down to Dam Square. Loads of great shops and restaurants all the way down.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
126 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

There are many shops, bars and restaurants, excursion boats. The road leads to the dam square.......

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