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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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Damrak 56, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mini cruise to Amsterdam which was amazing frost time visit , the weather was amazing very nice and sunny which was lucky for the month we went , was nice sitting buy the Damrak with a smoke 🤭 🚬

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nathan271192
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

A lot of souvenir shops & cheese shops..Don’t miss the fries from Mannekin Pis or Vlaamse Friet..a must go !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Datalaat
Reviewed December 23, 2018

This might have been a picturesque part of the center of town, but it is swamped with tourists and all the trashy business that surround them. You will pass through here on your way.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Good for a walk down as you leave central station. Some good lively bars but you’re better to wander down some of the smaller streets and alleys for more genuine NETHERLANDS. Too many souvenirs being sold in too many shops. Tourist tat!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traceyg855
Reviewed December 4, 2018

you will find alot of cafes bars and boutiques all along this area. you can all and feel all about the dutch in this area. so lively and amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed October 29, 2018

So, on our first day in Amsterdam, walked up here from Central station to check out Dam Square. It's like a pilgrimage walk for all Amsterdam newbies. Just worth going through there once so you end up seeing the monument, palace ..? Super full and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Blurpyblurp
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Damrak being the busy section between Centraal Station to Dam Square is always flooded with people. There are many shops and typical Dutch houses on both sides. Quite a good photo-taking spot along the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed September 30, 2018

A short walk from Centraal station to Damrak where you find many of the tour companies,souvenir shops,great little cafes,restaurants,take aways and you will eventually hit Dam Square.Whilst walking down Damrak on the right hand side if you go down one of the lanes you will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoffrey Y
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Like any compact city with a dense population ratio, Amsterdam, especially the Damrak area is filled with people, residents and tourists alike. According to our museum guide, the bicycling tourists are the ones who were a danger to the walkers-visitors and residents alike because they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GhenTravelbug
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

A very busy spot, but if you’re unsure of what to see / do next, follow the waves of people weaving in and out of shops/ restaurants/ side roads .. Relax next to the canal, or even take a canal boat tour !

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Roger S | Reviewed this property |
No, avoid it like the plague, there is nothing to see and its not particularly nice, in fact its grotty. If she is a young teenager get to the Jordaan area for Anne Frank's house and canal trips etc and if she is old enough... More