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“royal palace”(677 reviews)
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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Reviewed today

Dam Square houses the royal palace apparently but there is nothing much in the square which advertises this fact or I didn't see it. To me it was just the centre of the shopping area, you can go in any direction and find shops. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tina3
Reviewed today

It is where it happens in AMS. You need to make it a spot on your list. You can go any direction from the Square and see great shops, restaurants and cafes. I have a favorite spot on the square to sit and drink a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

Dam Square was pretty cool during the run up to the New Year and is a good spot to navigate from. The royal palace overlooks the square with the likes of Madam Tussaud as well. The square itself is large. Not many bars around it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely filthy city centre hasn’t improved since I was a teenager and I’ll not be back . Utterly horrible stay with obnoxious aggressive arrogant mostly locals (!) why ???? Why so messy in the heart of a city ? . We have been to in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deni-AGP
Reviewed yesterday

The square is the center of the city. While, there, take a tour of the Royal Palace. It is well worth the time and cost!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LMG9216
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived just after Christmas to the amazing city of Amsterdam. The square was lite with a multitude of lights and beautiful big Christmas tree, I would have really enjoyed it square except the street performs were a bit a nasty. Twice I was 2...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kerrianne0
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can be busy but nice to see we passed and stoped a few time There seems to be a market or something on Saturdays

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David45678
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing out of this world. But you will have to visit. It was lovely in Christmas time with all the lights and the enormous Christmas tree. Just be careful you are not run over by the tram or a bicycle 😂

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eti023
Reviewed 2 days ago

So many bars and restauarnts around. Sometimes there are markets and fairs. Great vibe from the square.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LauraSpencer13
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved to during the day, loads going on, things to watch and explore. Lots of lovely little cafes on the side watching in if you sit outside - good for people watching

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kirsty200189
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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
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23 July 2018|
Response from MrsPiper | Reviewed this property |
The palace is right on the square. We didn't go in so not sure which door but there were staff around who could assist you.
15 July 2018|
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Response from VondaV | Reviewed this property |
No, I am not aware of any. If you type in Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam, you can see if any come up.
12 December 2017|
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Response from dazlious | Reviewed this property |
Today, there was a small (around 20 places) christmas market with ice skating next to the „i amsterdam“ sign. Hope that helps