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Small-Group Amsterdam Inner City Segway Tour
"Once you met your guide at a meeting point you can get ready for a fun way of sightseeing in Amsterdam. First you will receive a lesson on how to drive and navigate a Segway and then you will spend 2 hours of sightseeing where you will get to see both the well-known as well as less-known places. Museum square Dam square The Waag Rijksmuseum Amstel River with Skinny Bridge
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Amsterdam City Center Private Historical Walking Tour
"Once you meet your private guide at a designated meeting point you will head off to explore some of the little-known secrets of this city: the quaint quiet corners; tranquil tree-lined plazas and private courtyards. Your guide will also share priceless tips helpful advice and cultural insights bringing an insider´s expertise to your visit to Amsterdam.On the tour you will see: the Dam Square Wester & Old Church & Hidden Churches
From EUR105.00
Private Tour: 1.5-Hour Amsterdam Canals Segway Tour
"At the beginning of your tour you will get a full instruction on how to use the Segway so that you are completely comfortable and safe while driving the Segway! Then set off to discover Amsterdam. Canal houses built on top of wooden pillars house boats the tiniest canal the widest bridge or Negen Straatjes (Nine Little Streets) are some of the beauties you will see on our tour.Remember that even if you have done the canal cruise
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Damrak Tips (17)


This was a main canal until it was filled in 1672, it is now a shopping street with bars and restaurants.

When I visited Amsterdam in 2004 this street was virtually a building site due to the building of an underground. it is still under construction, due to be finished in 2017???

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Sep 17, 2013


The Damrak, the main street in Amsterdam, is a partially filled in canal at the centre of Amsterdam, between Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Dam Square, running north-south. It is the main street where people arriving at the station enter the centre of Amsterdam. Also it is one of the two GVB tram routes from the station into the centre.
The street was located on a rak (reach), a straight part of the Amstel river near a dam; hence the name. In the 19th century, a section of it was filled in.

You can watch my 4 min 41 sec Video Amsterdam in the evening part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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Mar 17, 2012


Coming from the Amsterdam Central Station (train), you'll definitely walk along this wide street to get to the Dam Square. This street will be your first taste of the city. Filled with lots of restaurants, shops, museums, hotels, the best frenchfries in Amsterdam (Manequin Pis, anyone can argue on this), and finally where I almost got hit by a bicyle!

Most - if not all - trams passes along this street.

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Jun 19, 2010

Damrak street

The Damrak is a wide avenue at the centre of Amsterdam, between Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Dam Square, running north-south. There are a lot of tram lines an one metro line running down it. Because of the former stock exchange building, the monumental Beurs van Berlage (now used for other purposes), and several other buildings related to financial activities erected there in the early 20th century, the term "Damrak" has come to be a synonym for the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in the same way "Wall Street" is synonymous with the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. The street was located on a rak (reach), a straight part of the Amstel river near a dam; hence the name.

Damrak es una avenida ancha en el centro de Ámsterdam, entre la estación de tren Amsterdam Centraal y la plaza Dam, llendo de Norte a Sur. Hay muchas líneas de tranvía y una de metro por debajo. El término "Damrak" se ha convertido en sinónimo de la Bolsa de Ámsterdam gracias al edificio de la antigua bolsa que se encontraba aquí, en el monumental Beurs van Berlage (ahora con otros usos), así también como por otros edificios relacionados con actividades financieras, tal como ocurre con "Wall Street" como sinónimo de la Bolsa de Nueva York y el NASDAQ. La calle se encontraba sobre un "rak" (parte recta del río Amstel) cerca de una presa o "dam", así que de ahí le viene el nombre.

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Sep 15, 2008
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Discovering Amsterdam

Just take a ride and/or walk and discover the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

It's a very charming city. I just had wished I discovered the place many years earlier and stayed for a few more days on this first trip to Amsterdam.

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Sep 06, 2007

Main street in Amsterdam

I forgot the name of the main street in Amsterdam connecting railway station and Dam Square. Lot of restaurants, shops and other spots. Sex Museum on the right side of the street just a few steps from the station.

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Feb 05, 2005


The Damrak - this is one of the main streets in the centre of the city leading from the Dam Square to Centraal Station at the other end. Its lined with many restaurants, fast food outlets, shops (lots of touristy ones and a rather cool year round Christmas shop), Casino, hotels etc

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Feb 04, 2004

Main Street

You will find the Sex Museum and bar & gift shops on this street. Only for tourists. I still remember one night when one tram step over a bicycle, and the ambulance was picking up the rider on the ground!

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Dec 18, 2003

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After visiting Sint Nikolaaskerk you should head for Damrak, one the main shopping streets in Amsterdam. This street stands between Centraal Station and Dam Square.

This is a bustling street, where you will find lots of shopping options as well as fast food restaurants. There are also some must see sites, such as Beurs von Berlage and Sex Museum.

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Dec 06, 2003

Visit Damrak..

When you are out from the central station, the first street in front of you is the Damrak.. If you are returning back by a train, it will also be the last street::)..

Damrak is full of souvenir shops.. Where you can find delf made dutch tiles, wooden shoes, all kind of t-shirts and other small gifts..

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Aug 03, 2003

The main straat in the city

You haven't seen the city until you have walked down Damrak.

Full of souvenier shops, restaurants and bars. This is the main artery leading from Centraal Station to Dam Square.

Beware of the trams!

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Jul 28, 2003

Simply walk around the central...

Simply walk around the central station area. You can see the small shops with interesting souveniers and stuffs. Also there is one lane of the street where all the sex shops are. We won't brave enough to go there by night so we had a taste of it while it is bright. =)

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Aug 24, 2002

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