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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 1 week ago

I do believe that this is the main area in Amsterdam. Jam pack with people and shops of every type. Love it!

Thank AChee74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Amsterdam you will spend time on this street, which leads from Centraal Station. Extremely busy. Plenty of things to see and do here. Heaps of restaurants and cafes, but maybe try to find somewhere to eat that is a little less crowded...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dutch people are very friendly and relaxed. To get the best confirmation of this perception, a visit to Damrak will perfectly fit and is therefore highly recommended.

Thank BoThi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main street leading through the heart of the city from Centraal Station, this is where you’ll find all the touristy shops including tour companies, photo places and several museums. It is lined with hotels, bars and eateries and eventually leads you directly to Dam...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is a very central street near Centraal Station. It’s chaotic and exciting but then you’ll eventually want to walk away and head towards other districts. You can also get a canal cruise from this location.

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 30 July 2018

When you first arrive in Amsterdam at the Centraal Station and cross the road, Damrak is probably the first place that you'll come to. It is the most direct route you can take to Dam Square, although at the busiest times, it is probably the...More

Thank Beebook3
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Nice main street with many beautiful buildings. Some sightseeing boats depart there. Unfortunately, there is a lot of traffic.

Thank Mislav B
Reviewed 27 June 2018

The main street leading away from the Central Station, absolutely loaded with tourists and tourist businesses. Not very pretty or interesting. Try wandering further away.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Bustling pavements, busy wide road with heavy traffic, trams and bicycles. Although there are lots of typically dutch style buildings, the street itself is no different from any other major street in a European capital. Lots of hotels and tourist shops, selling the usual tat......More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This street is a good walk from the Station to Dan square. Now with new lighting this is the entrance to the city. But it’s not very beautiful architecture. But along the way are two beautiful buildings: Beurs van Berlage and the department store de...More

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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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