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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily...


Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable from Central Station. De Opstapper (hoek Prinsengracht), bussen 18, 21 en 22 en tram3. The Opstapper (corner Prinsengracht), buses 18, 21 and 22 and tram3.

Parkeergarage: Parking:

Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p/u) Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p / h)

Pinautomaat: ATM:

Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk en Korte Prinsengracht Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Korte Prinsengracht

Koopavond: Evening:

Elke donderdag tot 21 uur. Every Thursday until 21 hours.

Koopzondag: Sunday shopping:

Enkele winkels zijn open op zondag. Some shops are open on Sunday.

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Well situated for food and souvenirs

Relatively short street, plenty to see and do during the day, but not much after dusk...well situated for tasty food, souvenirs, and for those inclined, the "coffee shops". It... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2016
Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Relatively short street, plenty to see and do during the day, but not much after dusk...well situated for tasty food, souvenirs, and for those inclined, the "coffee shops". It is a busy, and fun district until around 7 pm, when most shops / restaurants closed for the day. It is Super close to the train station, and to the hop... More 

1 Thank Nimuae2
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is a pretty small street but full of shops and restaurants. It is a little bit crowded, but mostly locals are around not tourist.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

I love the Haarlemmerstraat because of all the food shops, cook shops and small restaurants. Unfortunately (from my point of view) the number of coffee shops (where soft drugs are sold) is increasing. Go to Meeuwigs for super olive oil and don't forget to visit the kookboekenwinkel (cookbook store)!

1 Thank Juliadrusilla
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Reviewed February 12, 2016

I do wonder why they did not make it a pedestrian area, since Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlmeerdijk have become more and more popular and therefor very crowded. Tired of the big shopping streets with the same shops over and over again? Go to Haarlemmerstraat and discover lots of little shops and restaurants that are worth a visit.

1 Thank LeavingHolland
Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

this was a very fun a refreshing day , we took the train only 1 minutes from central station in Amsterdam, it was a smaller version of Amsterdam lots of attractions great food wonderful people and shopping galore . we would definitely go back again !!!

1 Thank Pam B
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

From places to eat to clothing and just about everything else, this is a cool street to explore. The best wine shop in Amsterdam is located on this street, Charbol and the narrowest restaurant in the world also, The Green Lantern [in English].

1 Thank BlakievanHemert
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

Actually these are two streets, Haarlemmerstraat followed by the Haarlemmerdijk after the bridge. I still have to figure out why. This stretch of historic buildings and unique stores is our most loved attraction. We were lucky enough to find a place to stay right at the beginning, so we started the day by getting fresh baked bread across the street... More 

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Cheltenham, Glos
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

Cycled here from Amsterdam (be warned, it’s further than you might imagine!) and were in desperate need of liquids by the time we got there. The square is huge, like a massive outdoor food court. Attentive service with a wide choice of drinks and food. Wonderful in the summer months.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

My hotel located in the middle of Haarlemmerstraat and we enjoyed browsing inside stores. Each stores has unique characters and very fun to walk around. Better to be walking around this stree than Dam SQ.

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a tipical place in Amsterdam. Colorful, lively, a little bit crwoded, good athmosphere. We had a walk here.

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