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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: Parking: Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p/u) Prins Hendrikkade 20a (€ 3.50 p / h) Pinautomaat: ATM: Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk en Korte Prinsengracht Haarlemmerstraat, Haarlemmerdijk and Korte Prinsengracht Koopavond: Evening: Elke donderdag tot 21 uur. Every Thursday until 21 hours. Koopzondag: Sunday shopping: Enkele winkels zijn open op zondag. Some shops are open on Sunday.
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“coffee shops” (21 reviews)
“central station” (17 reviews)
“quirky shops” (4 reviews)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I judged the Haarlemmerstraat and -dijk still a "real" street in 2015 because of its local shops for local residents. Those local shops are disappearing quickly now and replaced by "hebbedingetjes" (cute to have but useless) shops for visitors. This is not an improvement.

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Between Singel & Prinsengracht, this one-way street has lots of independent shops. Nice to wander along and pop into one of the lovely coffee shops too.

Thank david n
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I have only been here now a half dozen times . I always love Haarlems 17 century buildings . It center stands a big church called groqurke or great church . This church has a famous pipe organ that gives free concerts everyweek to the...More

Thank Grant G
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a less traveled somewhat overlooked area of Amsterdam. Most people leave Centraal and go south. That is the direction of the trams, to Damrak, Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, etc, but to the west is this street and neighborhood. Not unlike other areas of Amsterdam, but...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Close to the train station this area of Amsterdam has a nice feel to it - narrower streets, nice architecture - probably like it was in the middle of the 1900's.

Thank James P
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I recently got the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem for the day. We had lunch in the square and watched the world go by. We also done the windmill tour which was great for €3.50. Can't wait to return!

Thank zobo1
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is an historic street in the old part of town that looks similar to the way it may have looked many years ago. The architecture is still intact and there are lots of shops and restaurants to make your day!

1  Thank HI_McDunnough
Reviewed 21 February 2017

around 40 mins travel from our airbnb house :) another place you must visit, culture stay for the people residing in this area. accessible by train as well.

Thank Maribel V
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Harlemmerstraat is the neighborhood to the northwest of Amsterdam. Walking eastward on it leads you eventually to Centraal Station. Like most of the neighborhoods it has many places to eat and drink.

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We caught the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem. Its a beautiful city with a relaxed culture and totally different to the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. The main square has a local food market on a Saturday which added to the ambience and the shops...More

Thank Sally190762
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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1 October 2016|
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Response from Juliadrusilla | Reviewed this property |
Vinnies is quirky and nice and they serve an excellent cappuccino!