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National Monument

Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“meeting point” (14 reviews)
“dam square” (52 reviews)
“royal palace” (13 reviews)
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Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The national monument of Scotland on Carlton hill was built in memory of those soldiers and sailors who died in Napoleonic's war.

Thank AntonioCoelho1968
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The picture above is misleading as monument is behind one of the two lions which "guard" it. Its a photo op but surrounded by shallow & wide steps, it is very crowded for most of the day with people sitting all around it. Best to...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a great memorial site. It is a great place to take a photo or take a phot of the royal palce. It is very crowded however. If you can get a place to sit, it is a great place to see the busy...More

Thank Davydaniels
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

It is a lovely monument and a great place to set as a meeting point as it's easy to find. It's very crowded but a very nice monument. Expect people in your photo.

Thank Lane-English
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Not the main thing you must see in Amsterdam. The Square is do crowded and busy that after 5 minutes one wants to run away

Thank malgosiamatusiewicz
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This site is a really nice meeting point. It's a spot that I will always remember. This site is a good marking point for navigational purposes especially for tourists and the perfect venue for photos.

Thank Carlosity
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I'm disappointed that better care has not been taken of this monument, it's filthy and seems to be more of a meeting place than a respectful memorial. Shame really. It's in Dam Square so you'll tick off 2 boxes on your tourist hot spot list,...More

1  Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Most of Amsterdam's Squares (pleins) have a central feature, and the National Monument is a fitting one in front of the Royal Palace

Thank codym481
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The National Monument is nicely situated for a pop-in visit when touring Royal Palace Amsterdam or just taking in the vibe of the city's main square, the Dam. Every May 4, the monument becomes Ground Zero for the country's remembrance of war dead, particularly those...More

Thank AlpinerHut
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Really crowded everyday, this is like a gathering spot for everyone. and you don't feel lonely here. People sighting spot too!

Thank Ailine L
Nearby
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
...More
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