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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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Wonderful for people watching

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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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 136 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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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 55 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square

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