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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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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

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Colorful street

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Richmond Hill
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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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203 helpful votes 203 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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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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Dundee, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Damrak is the main street in Amsterdam City Centre directly opposite to the Centraal Station however, it isn't really an attraction; its a collection of restaurant and souvenir shops. The restaurants are worth the visit as they are all relatively cheap however, the souvenir shops are not so if you are venturing further, you'll find cheaper ones around the corner!

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manchester
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

..it's simply a conduit to get throngs of people from Central Station southwards. A busy street with canal cruise hawkers on one side and a myriad of cheap bars / eateries on the other. Saved a little bit by the Bourse on the less busy side of the street.

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Ibiza, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 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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348 reviews 348 reviews
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132 helpful votes 132 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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69 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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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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