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Damrak

Address: Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #139 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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76 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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178 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
73 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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310 reviews 310 reviews
228 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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141 helpful votes 141 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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275 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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