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Museumplein

Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice little park bit surrounded by the Rijks and Van Gogh museum. Its a nice relaxing place, a lot of tourists in the area, but its not too crowded, I could have stayed there most of the afternoon. Surrounded also by little cafes, got waffles and all sorts!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

You must visit early (by 9am i would say) if you want to get a photo with the I amsterdam sign and be the only person in it. The sign quickly fills up with people standing and climbing all over it with no regard for anyone elses photo. The museums will also be less busy then. There is a kiosk... More

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Its a big grass field with a large reflecting pool and the "I Amsterdam" sign which pulls it all together. Its simple but brilliant, the "I amsterdam/I am Amsterdam" sign draws you to it like a magnet, I don't know why, but I challenge you to go see the sign with its brilliant Rijksmuseum backdrop and not want to immediately... More

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Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Very pretty area of Amsterdam. Very busy though! Lovely when the weather is nice and hot and sunny! Lots of museums to look around. Brilliant spot for taking pictures and making memories!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We ended up here accidently as it is between two of the museums and there is a lovely cafe as well. The food was very good (we had salads and a sandwhich) and not exorbitantly priced. The park is a great place to just sit and watch the kids play in the water or relax before moving on to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We reached this place by accident. It is very close to the museums and very refreshing. The sculpture pool was a lot of fun. Arrive early as many your people and old like to climb on the sign (I AMSTERDAM).

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a lovely huge park with the now famous sign/art display IAMSTERDAM-( someone really had their tourist-attraction cap on for this!) but its fun. There's a beautiful poolw/ some art installations, in the center of the park where people , on a hot day , can dip their feet or wade in (unfortunately dogs can too).Very well kept grassy... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Sightseeing can be a tiring experience and Museumplein is just the place to take it easy and unwind. The sunny afternoons and evenings are the perfect scenario for peaceful moments. You can take your food and have a picnic there - just like the local people, especially on weekends.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Apart from being a venue to a host of museums and a vast expanse of green grass where locals relax during summer, Museumplein is also the site of the Iamsterdam sign which is a great photo-op. A bit further away from other attractions, you can get a tram here from Centraal and most other places.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Pull out of the tram and go to the museuns !!! All around here can be visited, there is a large grass that you can rest or read your book. Don´t lose time, go to the museum!

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