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Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #130 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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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237 reviews 237 reviews
178 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
286 helpful votes 286 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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54 attraction reviews
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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22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The main thoroughfare between Centraal Station and Dam Square, good for shopping and ticket shops for all the main attractions plus eating places. Currently undergoing work on the northern end of the street but trams were still running on this section but it has reduced the size of the pavement for pedestrians.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Damrak is buy far the worst street in Amsterdam. It's full of tacky souvenir shops, over priced bars! (Beer and Babes - €13 for two pints - then another €0.50 to use the toilet!?!) Watch out for bumbling tourists, crap pasta, worse steaks.. awful awful awful.

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