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Dam Square

Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #71 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fairly dirty and very touristy, the Royal Palace needs a clean and it seemed to lack atmosphere. For the heart of the city, it is pretty non description, which is such a shame as it has the potential to be wonderful. Disappointed after my visit.

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Malta
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

it is in central amsterdam, close to madame tussaud and also red light disctrict. in dam square there is always some kind of entertainment such as street shows and in the vicinity there are good restaurants and shops aswell.

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Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Many cafes, pubs, shops & pigeons! Great photo place. Tram number 16 & 24 in front of Swissotel (Amsterdam Dam) leads to Heineken Experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Dam Square is almost the centre of the city - most of the trams pass through this area - and hence its a good starting point from where you can then decide which direction you wanted to venture out. There are lots of shops and cafes in the area - although most cafes are slightly expensive as compared to other... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Most trams go through here. We used it as our point of focus to get our bearings. Shopping centre is there too but no different to any high street. Careful of the cafes there, 5 euros nearly for a small beer. Half that everywhere else. Nothing else to say except ok place to sit and pass some time to rest... More

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cluj-napoca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dam Square is, in my opinion, the place from where almost everything starts in Amsterdam's center : food streets, shopping streets, the fun, the art, the history, even Red Light Districh is close ;). All the streets leaving Dam Square will bring you to where you want to arrive, depending on what kind of fun are you looking for. Usually,... More

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dam Square is a great place to visit during the day. Many street entertainers set up here but remember if you stand to watch they will expect a few coins in their hat. Keep an hand on your wallet or purse whilst watching because Dam Square also attracts some dubious looking characters.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Was joy riding on public transit when it stopped and I heard a street performer playing and singing. I was so impressed I got off the bus and headed over to see who it was. I found myself standing in Dams Square listening to Vincent Van Hessen who was playing his guitar and singing. I stayed there until he finished... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Enough to go through once just for knowing the place and take some Sandemans Tours. To crowded and dirty. Amsterdam is really beautiful but I didn´t like this area.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the greatest buidling at the Dam Square is the Madame Tussaud Museum. Unfortunately, it's very crowded but worth being visited.

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