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Damrak (Dam Port)

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Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This unavoidable and busy street leading up to Centraal Station is lined with a somewhat tawdry assortment of shops, attractions, hotels, and nondescript restaurants–-it's a shame, because behind the neon signs are some examples of lovely Dutch architecture. Damrak and its extension, Rokin, were once the Amstel River, bustling with activity, the piers loaded with fish and other cargo en route to the weigh house at the Dam. They were filled in 1845 and 1883, respectively, and now the only open water that remains is a patch in front of the station that provides mooring for canal tour boats.

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Amsterdam, North Holland, 1012, Netherlands

Published 11/18/2015


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