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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
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As you exit Centraal Train Station in Amsterdam there's a good chance that you will probably walk down Damrak. Damrak is an avenue and partially filled in canal that is one of Amsterdams most famous streets and runs from Centraal Train Station to Dam Square....More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s something for everyone on Damrak! You can find a little bit of everything that Amsterdam has to offer here. Great people watching!

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passed by Ansterdam for 3 days during my family's Europe tour last month. Our hotel is very near Damrak and we always stroll in this area because everything is here. The Central train station, canal tours, tour operators, shopping, food, souvenirs etc. There are also...More

Thank Neco D
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We found ourselves in this area quite a few times during our short vacation in Amsterdam, either because we were making our way to Dam Square, or going in the opposite direction to Centraal Station as Damrak is the main street between the two points....More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 16 November 2017

First timers, of course, you are going to walk down Damrak. Those that only hangout on their vacations will hang out here. For everyone else avoid it. It is the main street that connects Centraal to Dam Square. Not THE Main Street of Amsterdam, but...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Avoid it like the plague. Right opposite Centraal Station it is the magnet (for some reason - presumably because it leads to Dam Square) to virtually every tourist arriving in Amsterdam. Its tacky, crowded and generally unpleasant. Grotty cafes, pizza and burger takeaways, bureau de...More

Thank Roger_Swindells
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Located at the city centre between Central Station and Dam Square, this street is the most vibrant place in Amsterdam. The place is full of steak houses, restaurants, cafe, shops and tourist offices as well. You can really feel the warmth of this lively city...More

Thank Prabir G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

For the most part this is lined with modern buildings - it is the main route from the Centraal Train Station to Dam Square. There are far more picturesque routs to take through Amsterdam.

Thank James P
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our most recent visit to Amsterdam saw us once again staying in a hotel located on Damrak, Amsterdam's main street. This gave us the opportunity to once again walk the entire length of Damrak several times. Visitors to Amsterdam will find almost everything they require...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The main thoroughfare from Centraal Station to Dam Square, it is packed with people, take outs, some souvenir places and even a sizeable Primark and C&A! A very busy place and somewhere to watch your bags.

Thank lou1232013
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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