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The Damrak is a wide avenue at the centre of Amsterdam, between Amsterdam Centraal railway station and Dam Square, running north-south. There are a lot of tram lines an one metro line running down it. Because of the former stock exchange building, the monumental Beurs van Berlage (now used for other purposes), and several other buildings related to financial activities erected there in the early 20th century, the term "Damrak" has come to be a synonym for the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in the same way "Wall Street" is synonymous with the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. The street was located on a rak (reach), a straight part of the Amstel river near a dam; hence the name.

Damrak es una avenida ancha en el centro de Ámsterdam, entre la estación de tren Amsterdam Centraal y la plaza Dam, llendo de Norte a Sur. Hay muchas líneas de tranvía y una de metro por debajo. El término "Damrak" se ha convertido en sinónimo de la Bolsa de Ámsterdam gracias al edificio de la antigua bolsa que se encontraba aquí, en el monumental Beurs van Berlage (ahora con otros usos), así también como por otros edificios relacionados con actividades financieras, tal como ocurre con "Wall Street" como sinónimo de la Bolsa de Nueva York y el NASDAQ. La calle se encontraba sobre un "rak" (parte recta del río Amstel) cerca de una presa o "dam", así que de ahí le viene el nombre.

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  • Updated Sep 15, 2008
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