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Dam Square

Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #62 of 246 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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 bustling open space.

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Dublin, Ireland
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279 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I liked it. It's a nice central area with a good vibe about it. Felt safe and there are lots of shops and cafes around. Some nice looking buildings around here too.

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Some walking tours will use this place as a rendezvous point and it's easy to see why. With shops/cafes nearby, this bustling area offers plenty of good views with amenities nearby.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If your travelling to Amsterdam you must see Dam square, located in the center of Amsterdam it is brilliant to visit both by tram or simple by walking. It is also great for a quick bite on the go and street

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If your travelling to Amsterdam you must see Dam square, Marked as the center of Amsterdam it is brilliant to visit both by tram or simple by walking. If you are looking to shop till you drop Dam square is brilliant to start as there is both shops north and south. Dam square is esspecially lovely at night as it... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Dam Square is nothing special. It is ideally placed where Damrak meets Rokin and within walking distance of the Red Light District, main shopping areas and is well served by many of the tram routes. It is essentially a hub that is overlooked by some great architecture in the form of the Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk. It is the... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

You can't miss the square or really not go through it at some point, this year had a massive Christmas tree outside palace, would have been nice to have the Xmas markets here, there is enough space for it :)

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South West
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went we saw and almost passed through it. Very small Christmas tree, busy through fare leading onto other shopping streets. We went to the bee hive store. So it's a spot to see but not the best place in Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is the place to sit and people watch, and what sights there are to be seen - wonderful. I used to play here when I was little, it was literally at the end of de Kalverstraat where I used to live above my grandma's shop. This was the time when de Kalverstraat was the Oxford street of Amsterdam, very... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We went here during our stay in Amsterdam. The walk along the road, with flower market, the narrow canals, the bridges with cycles tied to it, the beautiful shops beckoning with their colourful items for sale, the wonderful restaurants with aroma of multi cuisine food - a walk in Dam square is a sensory experience. You need to be here... More 

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a large open area surrounded by the palace, tram lines, a monument, retail outlets and roads. Cities need these areas and this is just an open area and nothing more special. The same in other cities are a lot more interesting.

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