We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Damrak

Damrak 56, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
Improve this listing
Ranked #133 of 307 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.
Write a Review

127 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    22
    42
    26
    10
    27
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
64 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
476 reviews 476 reviews
255 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
1,572 reviews 1,572 reviews
873 attraction reviews
1,483 helpful votes 1,483 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Most people arriving in Amsterdam by train will be introduced to the city via the Damrak, the main street that juts straight out from the front of the Central Station. What an awful first impression of Amsterdam! The crowded and noisy street is packed day and night with travelers struggling with their luggage along unevenly paved sidewalks lined with cheap... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Damrak also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Damrak? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing