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Dam Square

Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #67 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Very busy and lively no matter what time you visit. Very clean. Loads of bars and places to eat. Expensive for drinks and food. There is always something going on. Good for young ones in search of night life. Great for food and drink although very expensive.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You will definitely want to take a stroll around dam Square. Great people watching. Shopping. Food. Amsterdam is such a great city and there is so much to see this is just one interesting part of it.

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We was here for the xmas light turn on 2013. What a lovely part of town great light show. Every bar selling overpriced beer though at 13 euros for a pint and half on average also stopped by someone and asked if we wanted to buy class A drugs wich we declined. Other than that its the heart of Dam... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to visit, highly recommend it and the Dutch people are great. Loads of great little bars, restaurants and shops.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Dam Square is near De Oude Kirk and there always seems to be something going on - entertainment wise - great outdoor space to meet up.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great meeting point, plenty of places to eat (very expensive ones), many trams stops and stores for shopping.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a big gathering spot in front of the palace and where we changed streetcars. The transportation is quite good as we were not staying in the city core

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a square you'll walk/drive through a few times when in Amsterdam. The central station 10 minutes away. The square itself is busy and lined with grand buildings. There are always alot of people out and about. There are plenty of places to eat/drink and shop around. But other than that there isnt much else to do there. As... More

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mayo ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is the heart of Amsterdam, pretty but not beautiful. There is a great buzz to the square though, loads of people and some good entertainers. Like every city centre, watch your valuables.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very busy always,grand buildings around it.very touristy.not really beautiful.buskers of very low quality.do not spend too much time here.

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