Amsterdam is celebrating today October 27th its 740th Birthday. On this date in the year 1275 the town was officially exempt from tolls.and has given its inhabitants the right to transport their goods through the then existing County of Holland.
Alongside tulips and windmills, the global image of Amsterdam is one of a city entwined with water. Since its development in the 17th century, Amsterdam’s Canal Ring has grown to be one of the world’s most unique urban landscapes.
Damrak is the main street that leads from
Central Station to Dam square — the center of Amsterdam.
From its ‘Sex Museum’ and nearby ‘Medieval Torture Museum’ (two utterly forgettable tourist traps) to the prestigious Bijenkorf warehouse and both the historic and modern stock exchanges, and from its tour boats to the interesting architecture along the way, Damrak looks like a preview of what Amsterdam has to offer.