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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.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“dam square” (33 reviews)
“great street” (4 reviews)
Damrak 56, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This shows the good and bad of the city,on arrival from a amsterdam central you are greeter by the hustle and bustle of people, trams and what seems seems like millions of old bikes chained up by the station. To the left is st nicholaskerk...More

Thank 186337Mark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Damrak is the street connecting the Amsterdam Centraal Station to Dam Square. It was originally a straight stretch (rak) of the river Amstel which had been dammed (at what is now the dam square) leading to the name. The river has since been filled in...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Damrak should be the main thoroughfare between Central Station and Dam Square. Lot of historical buildings on the sides of the street with shops, cafes and piers for canal cruising all along. Not much to see in this busy street but tourists should aware of...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

As this is the main corridor between Dam and central station this is also the area with Most pickpockets, run down hotels and sleazy hotels. So as a Amsterdam resident i would say don't hang out here too long. The city has much more to...More

1  Thank Frank E
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Damrak is located in the heart of the city center between central station and Dam Square. Busy and crowded area.

Thank Mohiden
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

One should not forget when visiting Damrak: watch out for pick-pockets. It's a good idea to have a neck pouch, so you can always aware of your money. Damrak is full of interesting activities. The canals were nice, food stalls and shops, and even a...More

Thank RonnC
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Damrak is the main tourist hub, lots of tourist shops and services with easy access to the main train station and canal boat rides. It's also crowded and a bit hectic

Thank Lisa_NJ_NY
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

As you walk down Damrak from the station towards the Dam, you feel the pressure of the souvenir shops, overpriced restaurants and hotels. This street preys on tourists and does not offer anything except for a chance to get your pockets picked, especially in the...More

1  Thank rutgerek
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Yes, it's nice, yes it shows the beautiful architecture of the city, but there is just to many people there to enjoy any of this. Either way you can't miss it - it is the main street from the Train Central Station.

Thank Marek S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Connects the station to Dam Square where the Royal Palace is. As one leaves the station there is a canal to the left and then the stock exchange . Behind this the streets lead to the Red Light District. The area is busy with typical...More

Thank theflyingdoctor
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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