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Address: Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
Description: All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal...
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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Nice square!

It's a nice square, very "fresh" and with nice natural light. It's one of the most iconic places in amesterdam and where you have some café (not coffe-shops) to have a nice drink.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Esposende, Portugal
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Esposende, Portugal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
63 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's a nice square, very "fresh" and with nice natural light. It's one of the most iconic places in amesterdam and where you have some café (not coffe-shops) to have a nice drink.

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Overveen, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Dam Square is literally just a square. The buildings surrounding the square are impressive, and I suppose coming here is necessary if you're travelling to Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dam square is very busy a lot of the time. There are lots of places to eat and drink. Museums to see and not too far from the red light district.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great for people watching Easily accessible from Central station and home to Madame Tussaud's Street entertainers are a plenty

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Grimsby, Canada
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251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The square is a natural gathering place for tourists and locals and so it is always busy. It is a wonderful place to sit and people watch and enjoy the street performers such as clowns, mimes and musicians. There were also people dressed in period costumes and you could pay to have a picture taken with them. Many historic buildings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Busted dam square in the day and went past it on evenings on the tram. Always full of life went for food while there and had a lovely meal (see other reviews). Another must when In Amsterdam lovely buildings and atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Near Centraal station and interesting streets full of shops. A very nice place to sit and watch people go by or the different entertainers.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Royal Palace, War Monument, Dam Good Coffee Shop, De Bijenkorf Dept store and Magna Centre all withinn a few minutes walk

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is a large open area where hundreds of tourists mill around clicking pictures with historic buildings like the Palace, the Madam Tussad wax museum and a memorial pillar structure. The area has hotels, shopping mall, restaurants and cafes around. It's very close to centrall station and fun walking through interesting shops some offering speciality Holland cheese varieties too. Trams... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

First up, make sure you read about the significance of this square and then visit. Like every other part of this city, the place is full of energy. Madame Tussads, National Monument and the Royal Palace make up this square, not to mention it is enroute the RLD. There is nothing to see here per say as it is your... More 

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