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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)
“great street” (5 reviews)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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!

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
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Actually there are two parts called Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerdijk. Dont ask me why. The first runs from the Singel canal to the bridge. After the Bridge it becomes Haarlemmerdijk. Is this important? Yes. The Haarlemmerdijk is still what it was. EXCELLENT. Authentic with lovely little...More

1  Thank Frans K
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Its a nice street to see some local shops and the more authentic places of Amsterdam. at the beginning its a bit touristic but later its getting better.

1  Thank IvoDeRooij
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our family explored Europe and so far of all the places we have been, Haarlem was the best, we stayed in an Airbnb apartment for 3 nights, it was 15min train ride away from Amsterdam. Just strolling around Haarlem will give you a sense of...More

Thank Alex D
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!