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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal palace” (580 reviews)
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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"royal palace"
in 580 reviews
"street performers"
in 245 reviews
"national monument"
in 176 reviews
"busy square"
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"big square"
in 76 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 72 reviews
"central point"
in 64 reviews
"nieuwe kerk"
in 75 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 109 reviews
"meeting point"
in 111 reviews
"red light district"
in 95 reviews
"tourists"
in 403 reviews
"bijenkorf"
in 68 reviews
"attractions"
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Reviewed today

Best Dam Square in Amsterdam! The surrounding area is very picturesque and the hotels and shops that surround it are worth going to see. It is relatively good and I would go by and see it if I were visiting.

Thank Antonio D
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Reviewed today

Went to Dam Square on a Sunday afternoon with no particular plans. We were fortunate enough to catch an impromptu street performance, which we thoroughly enjoyed. This performance was in the square directly in front of the Palace, which is a site to see in...More

Thank Deborah W
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely !!! Just keep your wits about you as bikes come from every which way !!!! Beautiful city with a old fashioned charm !

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Reviewed today

This square is always full with people, i like it. There is the Madame Tussaud Museum, many restaurants and stores, etc. If you have luck, you can meet with people who do those funny tricks with fire, etc.

Thank Ivett G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dam Square appears to be ground zero in downtown Amsterdam. That’s where you can visit the Royal Palace (recommended), a large Church and museum next door, and lots of food and shopping. All roads lead to Dam Square and the Royal Palace. This Square is...More

Thank feyms
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

20-30 years ago Dam Platz was not the place to be : lots of drug dealers very agressive. Today it’s all changed. Nice restaurants and bars with terrace all around the Platz. Very hipster now. Very cool and most of all safe. You can stay...More

Thank Philippe C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Main plaza but not with a great style. A bit chaotic. Period. You will pass by anyhow during your visit

Thank claudio f
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love going for walks and this is a great area to wander around and look. It gets extremely busy and if that’s not your thing the stay by the river but people are pretty happy while walking thru.

Thank Cia G
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is probably busier than Centraal station. Multiple tram lines passing through, lot of restaurants, cafes, "coffee shops", close to red light district. Was fun to sit there are watch the activities around the place for half an hour.

Thank Praveen16424
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A large cobbled square in the centre of Amsterdam, surrounded by impressive buildings but bisected by a very busy road intersection. Full of tourists and very crowded during the day and in the evenings. Worth a quick visit, but no need to stick around too...More

Thank Deetee100
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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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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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Marty M
14 October 2017|
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Response from playataurito | Reviewed this property |
Xmas market ? Unsure what you mean Every European city has a Christmas market normally from the 16th of Dec onwards
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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.
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