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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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I would say this is the heart of Amsterdam. Lots of activities and eateries. Very close to the Central Station as well. Good place to spend an evening. Extremely crowded though.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dam square is as it says, a very big square. There were soo many people just standing and taking selfies. I can imagine with the christmas market it would be a different story

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nothing special. A square like hundreds others. Not even Chrismas fair or other attraction. But if you visit Amsterdam it's almost impossble to avoid it and it will bd s petty to avoid it

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Thank Alex T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a great day! We visited this area with a group of ladies! The square is situated between shops, hotels and restaurants! It also a easy way to hop on and off the tram! Beautiful place!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a few hours in Dam Square watching people pass by and artist doing their stuff. There's entertainment in all corners of the Square ,plus lots of birds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Dam square it's very nice and fun to visit. A lot of buildings and places around this square. Royal palace, churches, restaurants,bars, and small amusement park. I recommended to visit this place in the night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would say this is the heart of Amsterdam. Lots of activities and eateries. Very close to the Central Station as well. Good place to spend an evening. Extremely crowded though.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the place I remembered so as to find my bearings to travelling and finding places whilst on holiday. Full of life, so much to see and many things to do. The small streets full of cafes and food places. The shops ranging from corner shops to gift and souvenirs outlets. Lots of culture could be found here. I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy square lots of activity lots of tourists interesting place to see some street artists mainly architectural at first sight to see

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of shopping and the large square is a great way to see how the "natives" spend some of their time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow experience .. whole place is full of energy ... All major locations r nearby .. good restaurants shopping etc

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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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