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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 area to visit. Great buzz around the place. Only found one decent restaurant there . Looks amazing a night and great busy buzz around the place

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely sights and great shops a very good atmosphere and location for busses and trams just watch out for cyclists!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Go to one of the better neighborhoods to experience Amsterdam at its best: De Pijp, De Jordaan, or Prinseneiland. :)

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

We decided to re visit the square at night, as when we came across it in the day there were groups of Brit students smashed and hanging around watching a guy climb through a tennis racket, or another guy dancing in a gorilla suit. A bit lame and something that you'd expect in the uk but not in Amsterdam. Glad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dam Square is right in the heart of the city centre and main shopping district. The buildings and architecture is a sight not to be missed. Very easy to get around and a must see while in Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful area to visit. Great buzz around the place. Only found one decent restaurant there . Looks amazing a night and great busy buzz around the place

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love Dam Square, it is the Center of the City. Where the Palace is. Very rarely you can see guards at the Palace when there is an official function for example.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must do for your trip to Amsterdam. The Dam Square is awesome. It'sL lcated in the centre of the city and in front of the Royal Palace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dam square is beautiful to see and to take photos, stunning buildings and everything is so handy to get to

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first place that we visited after getting off from the Train. It was already dark and since there were still a lot of people, it seems that this place never sleeps. It gave us a first impression that Amsterdam is really a welcoming place, classic and keeping lots of history. The square is just a 5-10 mins.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful part of Amsterdam Fantastic views lovely part of the city. Well worth a visit for leisure shopping or sight seeing.

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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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