Damrak Tours

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Running from Amsterdam Central railway station to Dam Square, The Damrak is often called the "Red Carpet" of Amsterdam. For it is the first site, in all its bustling glory, that visitors see when they exit the train.

The Damrak, as the center of the city, is a bustling thoroughfare, filled with souvenir shops, hotels, and restaurants. Two famous buildings also make their home here: the Beurs van Berlage (the former stock exchange) and the famous mall, the Bijenkorf. From the station, the street ends at Dam Square, site of events and demonstrations of all kinds.

The Damrak is the original mouth of the Amstel River - rak being a reach, or straight stretch of water. In the 19th century, the canal was filled in, except for the canal-boat docks on the east side. Before you reach the Stock Exchange you’ll see a body of water. This is all that remains of the erstwhile harbor. The gabled houses backing onto the water are among the town’s most picturesque. Nowadays the water is home to some of Amsterdam’s many canal tour boat operators.

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The Damrak is the main street where people arriving at the station enter the center of Amsterdam. Many trams and trains stop and depart here, as well as in Dam Square, enabling you to access all parts of the city.

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Address: Damrak, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Hours: Open daily
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Admission: Free
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City Sightseeing Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Boat Option

See Amsterdam at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, including the option of a hop-on hop-off tour by boat. Select a 24- or 48-hour ticket with 11 bus stops around town, enhanced by optional sightseeing around Amsterdam’s postcard-perfect network of waterways on the canal cruise. From the open-top double-decker bus you’ll pass by the Anne Frank House, National Maritime Museum, Heineken Experience and eclectic neighborhoods like Jordaan and the historical Red Light District, where you can disembark to explore.
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Burger, potato chips and brownie as well as beer or soft drinks — all on board an Amsterdam cruise. The fun evening tour takes place on Amsterdam’s iconic canals, meaning you get to see the city’s famous waterways and nearby sights by night. Aboard a comfortable canal boat, you’ll enjoy a freshly made burger, chips and a brownie, along with unlimited drinks including beer or soft drinks, and listen to fun commentary as you cruise.
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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