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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 good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Damrak 56, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The main thoroufare in Amsterdam leading from Central Station to Dam Square it is crowded with tourists. There are restaurants selling many different cousines including the best chips in the capital little souvenir shops and large stores including C & A which has been absent...More

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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 20 May 2017

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 19 May 2017

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 1 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 30 April 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
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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