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Access: Makkelijk beloopbaar vanaf het Centraal station. Easily walkable from Central Station. De Opstapper (hoek Prinsengracht), bussen 18, 21 en 22 en tram3. The Opstapper (corner Prinsengracht), buses 18, 21 and 22 and tram3. Parkeergarage...more
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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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All reviews great street independent shops unique stores interesting street close to central station lots of shops chocolatier harlem tourists singel narrower bridge damrak architecture parts dutch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go to for there is every thing there. shopping of all sorts of things.people to see rideing there bikes and people walking and shopping and then all the cars driving by. all the buildings to see of the history. great place to...More

1  Thank George L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I longish street that starts in a residential area and ends up in a more touristy area.. it’s just close to our apartment so we will explore again tomorrow. Vibrant area

Thank karen m
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Quite an interesting street to slowly wander around and explore. As already stated in other reviews, not a very busy area, so you get a better feel for the more authentic parts of Amsterdam. Plenty of cafes and restaurants to stop and have something to...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Haarlem is simply a beautiful place. It has quaint edifices with fantastic architecture. Very lovely places. They have their mini red light district, coffee shops, cafe and the grand archaic churches with huge clothes. Simply lovely

Thank Amma Serwaa F
Reviewed 22 June 2018

A major city street with lots of shopping and eating, public transit, lots of people and traffic. Some good architecture.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great local hangout with very few tourists. A string of shops cafes and restaurants with local flavor.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 21 May 2018

One main street near the Brouwers canaal, quieter and less touristy further down you go. I used to use this street for cafes and shops, as a resident. Lots of finds, very specialist unique stores, and not touristy. An amazing Bakers on the Bridge of...More

Thank MarcusGB9
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Surprisingly free of the more trashy tourist that flock to Amsterdam - this is a nice cosmipoltain area, freindly locals are happy to assist friendly tourists. There are a load of good restaurants on this street and its so close to Central Station, itd be...More

1  Thank neil g
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Haarlemmerstraat is a busy pedestrian shopping street lined with traditional Amsterdam buildings showcasing some beautiful architectural details. There are many affordable clothing stores as well. When you cross the little alleys, you'll find many cheap eats where you can get anything from fresh churros to...More

1  Thank La Serviette B
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Haarlemmerstraat is a little bit more traditional Amsterdam. It has narrow tall houses some bars and cafes but not overly commercialized that is aimed at tourists.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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Response from Juliadrusilla | Reviewed this property |
Vinnies is quirky and nice and they serve an excellent cappuccino!