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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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  • Poor4%
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved visiting Dam square, it's like Londons very own Covent Garden. Lots do and see from street entertainers to horse and carriage rides to little bars and restaurants. Slightly pricey in some places but there are lots of tourists so you would expect it....More

Thank Aimee B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Remarkable historical center of Amsterdam. Historic buildings, monument from WW2. Lots of folks milling about, something for everyone. Street musicians/performers. Especially enjoyed break-dancing group. Cafes around edge, great place to people watch. Center and starting point for Rick Steve's walks.

Thank rburdmd
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very busy spot as it is on every tourist list. Not quite sure why as the national monument is good and it is just a cobbled large square split down the middle with a major road through which trams thunder. Much better when there...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the type of square you don't see in the United States. Lots of people, vendors, street performers and music. And very old buildings that are large and grand. Also very photogenic.

Thank SoCa1l26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of big buildings to take pics infront of. Loads of shops. Very busy with bikes and cars, trams and pedestrians so be careful. Get pretty much everything you want here.

Thank Beca B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dam Square is THE city center of Amsterdam. Shopping (Bijenkorf), Dam Monument (commemorating World War II), restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, Madam Tussauds, the Royal Palace and the New Church. Perfect place to start exploring Amsterdam. The square is usually very busy with loads of people,...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always crowded and alive. You can see all kinds of people gathered here. Lots of eatery and shops nearby. Come for the lively atmosphere if you like seeing bustling place with tourists flocking everywhere.

Thank Melisa I
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food,street performers,chill out and big meeting point in Amsterdam. This is also where you will find free walking tours ( nice to give the guide a tip). Also a lot of hens and bucks parties start from here ... funny to see :)

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't plan to spend all of your time here. It's beautiful to see but very minimal to see/do. Get yourself a map of the city and do a walking tour

Thank andrewjamespenner
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family of six visited Amsterdam for three days, and seeing Dam Square was one of our liveliest experiences...particularly for our teenage grandsons! There were the people dressed up like fantasy characters.....Darth Vader, etc, but our grandsons quickly passed them by. What fascinated them was...More

Thank Phoebe3264
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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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.
21 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
16 April 2017|
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Response from Gaynor91 | Reviewed this property |
You can get trams to central station, then catch a tram or even walk from there, everywhere is clearly marked and the number trams are listed on boards around central station. We found it very easy to get around.