We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dam Square

Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
Improve this listing
Ranked #62 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Book a Tour

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
Write a Review

947 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    262
    378
    234
    49
    24
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Oslo, Norway
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Not really worth a visit in itself, but a great starting point for shopping (to the south) or sight seeing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Good place to watch the world go buy, sometimes with street acts to view. Watch out for all the trams though!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cornwall
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
39 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

For a city as important as Amsterdam and one which suffered so much in the war you would expect something a bit more special. When you think of the big squares in other cities it is a real anti-climax. Surrounding area isn't all that impressive either. Shame really as so much of the city is lovely. Did not feel like... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keaau Hawaii
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

everybody hangs out at the Dam eventually -- people watch, have your pic taken with the grim reaper, sit on the steps of the monument, find your tram, wave to the webcams, pet the carriage horses -- on holidays it's the center of most everything orange --

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

For some reason when I was about to visit it, I had 'Piazza Navona' in my mind. This is nothing like that and frankly I was a little disappointed. This place is high on energy and bustling with people so definitely worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The square was very nice. It is in close proximity to many shops and places to eat. The city is beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We were dropped off here for a walk-about city trip as part of our tour group. The city center of Dam Square is bustling with lots of activities and people (in particular, cyclists, a common way of transportation here with exclusive rights to the use of road) and its very fun to explore the area on foot with little lanes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon Dam square within the first few hours of our trip to Amsterdam and were quite disappointed. We looked around, but didn't see anything that really caught our interest. We quickly took some pictures of the monuments, palace and buildings. We mainly used it as a way to get from one part of the city to another throughout... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Dam Square is wonderfully placed in the middle of the Old Town next to the Royal Palace, close to shops, eateries, entertainment, the Red Light district etc. It is accessible by several tram routes. So it has a lot going for it. We were there at Easter when the Square becomes a noisy amusement park - clearly oriented to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are in Amsterdam, you can't miss this buzzing place. You will see something or the other activity happening there. Also this place has everything you want.. food, activities, entertainment, bar, shopping, red light etc

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dam Square also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Dam Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dam Square, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing