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Address: Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal...

All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk and the War Memorial overlook this vast and bustling open space.

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Beautiful!

The entire area is beautiful-both during the day and at night. Its really happening in the evenings! Many bars around!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ffaldybrenin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't really go to Amsterdam without walking around Dam Square, even in the pouring rain, it's still a good wander.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there in February and it was fairly quiet. The square itself is lovely and I wish I'd had a little more time there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entire area is beautiful-both during the day and at night. Its really happening in the evenings! Many bars around!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The dam is a lovely place and very easy to find. There is so much to see and do in the area, just watch out for the trams!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At the very centre of this fast moving Amsterdam city, this beautiful square is always crowded and surrounded by nice restaurants and cafes. A must visit square while in the city, very close to the Palace and Museum. There are some activities around this square throughout the year National Tulip Day in January, Pillow fight, New Years celebration etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very crowded but a great place to people watch. Loved the little shops and great place to stop for a drink and appetizer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful square! But compared with other squares, it is not that so great! Whether you want it or not, you will visit this place if you are in Amsterdam. It is beautiful in night than day!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Busy place, not particularly attractive with lots of people and traffic converging here. Didn't stay. Had better places to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Big open square with some beautiful buildings around it (including the royal palace) nothing more to say really

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went there couple of times, remembered first time there, they were having a gathering about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17) plane crash. And the other time , they have a beach soccer with actual sand in the corner of the square, It is a very busy square and have many street performers too, very romantic.

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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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