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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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It seems that all of Amsterdam can be found on or near this major street...

It seems that all of Amsterdam can be found on or near this major street including shops, restaurants, clubs and museums.

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Kalverstraat & Eggertstraat

Kalverstraat & Eggerstraat are the main shopping streets in the Centrum. Kalverstraat runs north to Dam Square. Eggertstraat runs from Dam Square north towards Centraal Station... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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Bucharest, Romania
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It had been a few years since I had been in Amsterdam. Used to enjoy walking through the city centre, admiring the buildings and soaking up the atmosphere. Today we went with our children for the first time and a lot has changed. More touristy than ever before. Even on a cold rainy day in January you can barely walk.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Kalverstraat & Eggerstraat are the main shopping streets in the Centrum. Kalverstraat runs north to Dam Square. Eggertstraat runs from Dam Square north towards Centraal Station. No cars are allowed on either street, foot traffic only. It's a very busy thoroughfare in the center of the city. It's lined with shops of all kinds, department stores, bakeries and restaurants. The... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Amsterdam is Fantastic must see city one great adventure shops and food excellent. People are friendly especially at the pubs! Cheers

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Good variety of shops including large chains and some smaller boutiques. Easy to pass an hour or two browsing with no pressure to buy. Great atmosphere in December with the pretty Christmas lights

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Roseland, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

From Flower Market to Dam Square Pedestrian Street Shopping. A mix of Dutch cheese shops, Sketchers, middle range clothing stores, etc. Pleasant half mile walk with the Christmas decorations just put up this last week of October. A nice way to enter Dam Square.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Kalverstraat is a busy shopping streets in central Amsterdam. Named after the calves market held here until the 17th century, todays Kalverstraat is lined with retail shops representing a fair mix of product range and international brand names. Kalverstraat starts at Dam Square, passing south through Spui and ending at Muntplein. There are probably a 150+ shops from start to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

When you go to Amsterdam for shopping, the Kalverstraat is THE place to be. It is home to many famous brands with flagship stores there and it is not as pricey as the more posh 'P.C. Hooftstraat' where asking for the price of an items sort of disqualifies you being there. On certain times this broad street is filled with... More 

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very commercial shopping street with a lot of boring shops. Go the the 9 streets or the Utrechtsestraat instead.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Whilst it is well know to tourists but it is also frequently a lot by locals. The vast number or high street retailers mean that there is something for everyone

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I seen an advertisement for the stroomp waffle flurries, so I thought I'd stop in and get one. I tried to use the kiosks. First I find they don't have the Stroomp waffles anymore then I try to use the kiosks and it won't take my credit card. So I ordered at the counter. It seem d like I waited... More 

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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