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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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“royal palace” (592 reviews)
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed today

We passed through the square the day after the "Pride" parade, so things were in a state of flux. Pleasant enough place, but not quite what I had expected, thought it would have more to offer. Can say we've been...

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Reviewed today

Like most visitors to Amsterdam, we were at this location multiple times during our stay. The buildings and monuments there are of interest for sure, but the area is extremely crowded. It does give a sense of Amsterdam, but it and Damrak Street remind me...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The moment you enter Dam Square your senses pick up that this is a place of significant 'moment' and a history you may not be aware of. (I read up about it after I returned to Australia). This is the heart of the Dutch capital,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Crowded, chaotic tourist trap with nothing to see (a wax museum? Really? Whyyyyy do people like them????). Once we visited (accidentally) we vowed to stay far away for the rest of our vaca. Terrible.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not really a tourist site, more of a junction or roundabout, you can’t miss it. On one side national monument and a mall, on other side the royal palace. In the afternoon and evening you would see street artists performing their act.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This square was included a walking tour. It has a lot of history from WW II. They celebrate their freedom from the Nazis on May 5th and on May 4th the entire country goes quiet for 2 minutes to remember those who died.

Thank Jackie Y
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last time in Amsterdam was in december number of years ago square lot less crowded very busy which does make it less enjoyable

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

May take a few pictures here but it’s rather a shopping area than a historical sightseeing. Lots of shops with clothes for good price nearby; try the little lanes around.

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is not much happening here. It just appears to be a focal point for meeting in the centre of Amsterdam. 3 tram lines/tracks feed into here, but eveything in the veciinity is quicker by foot. It is less of a tourist attraction, more of...More

1  Thank DamienOB
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course, you visit this place as a real historical center but be ready for crowds. You can continue and visit important places (Madame Tussaud) etc.

Thank Spotter S
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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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adnan777
23 July 2018|
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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.
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Vrn1258
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.
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Jeanetteaussie02
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
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