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Dam Square

Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A big beautiful square that is light up but otherwise not much there. Historical buildings to see. A good photo op.

Thank grlav8r777
Reviewed yesterday

Bang in the center with shops and museums etc. all around. I didn't find it that interesting though. Busy all the time with people and street performers. Beware of pickpockets.in the crowds

Thank Normanzy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dam Square is the number one place to be in Amsterdam but beware of the bicycles. Be sure to visit the palace on the south side of the Square.

Thank Bill O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited during the Sinterklass festival. Absolutely crazy with Elves repelling from buildings and throwing candy to the kids. Place was absolutely packed with people. That many people was more than my family could handle so we cut our visit short. Was a very beautiful area...More

Thank MayfieldParrish
Reviewed 2 days ago

Huge square typically used to start walking tours. They have few people doing things at the street which is fun. You can actually spend a couple of hours sitting and chit chatting at those stairs.

Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
Reviewed 3 days ago

My hotel was less than a minute for Dam Square, so all the time i am walking there, a lovely place, heart of the city, always busy & full of tourists, you can find a lot of hotels, bars & restaurants, also many shops where...More

Thank Shady S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent meeting point, photo opportunity, lovely all seasons, always busy and bustling of locals and tourists. Excellent architecture and bustling shops/bars/restaurants etc

Thank Holly A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked to dam sqaure from our hotel. And it’s like trafalgar sqaure. You can get on a horse and carriage which takes you around the city. Lots of shops restaurants, bars, cathedrals, madam Tussaud’s all in the area . Nice to have a walk...More

Thank Remkumari
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is sometimes a unique place for a city that describes all the city with its history, tradițional etc.... For Amsterdam this place or the heart of the city is Dam square...

Thank gsavoiu
Reviewed 4 days ago

Several tram lines traverse the Dam and have stops there so dont forget to make your stop. People all over the world will be around and its like an open museum.

Thank kostaszaf1989
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
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Marty M
14 October 2017|
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Response from playataurito | Reviewed this property |
Xmas market ? Unsure what you mean Every European city has a Christmas market normally from the 16th of Dec onwards
Tara W
2 August 2017|
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Response from Catherine R | Reviewed this property |
Funfair in Dam Square will be held this year Thursday 10/19/17 - Sunday, 10/29/17. Hours will be Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 24:00 and Sunday - Thursday from 11:00 - 23:00.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Robin d | Reviewed this property |
I also agree with Dutchtraveller007.. i'd like to wonder off to hidden gems Amsterdam has to offer. But in just one day seeing all seems impossible. Anne Frank house is a definitely must see! If you aren't lucky the waiting... More