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Dam Square

Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #54 of 296 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Been to Dam square a few times now, and there always seems to be something happening. First time visiting there was a funfair going on, then a couple of months later a full on carnival. Great atmosphere. There are plenty of bars and cafes surrounding the square. You could easily lose a few hours here on a nice sunny day!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

you can click pics and nothing more to watch in it. I liked the place because the architecture, Nice for taking pic

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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197 reviews 197 reviews
143 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Large lovely square in front of Madame Tussauds. Lovely backdrop for good photo ops. A place not to be missed for any tourist to Amsterdam.

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Sussex
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

You certainly see life in Dam Square!! People milling everywhere, even the Grim Reaper was available to have his photo taken! Hot dog stands galore. Strong police because of pick pockets, but still felt safe. Buildings were magnificent

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Good Weather , Good Music, Great ambience & good beer... after a trip to one of the various Cafes one would not complain much however the icing on the " cookie " was the live music in Dam square .. covers of Pink Floyd , U2 made the 'TRIP' one that will stay for the rest of my life .

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

A big boring square with nothing to see. For some reason very crowded. You'll pass it on your way to other things.

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london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I loved the square, It takes a lot to wow me has I live in London with the best of the best!! But this city/square is lovely

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

this place is ok, I wasn't wowed by it, the buildings like the royal palace looks beautiful but its just surrounded by pubs, shops and tourist restaurants, nothing to be excited about if you come here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Dam Square is a large open space in front of the Royal Palace, with Madame Tussauds, the National Monument and De Nieuwe Kerk (large church) surrounding it, all worth a visit, and with most of the tram routes passing through here it is busy all day long.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very scenic with the War Memorial and the Palace in the back ground but prices and cafes were purely directed at tourists. Recommend heading down the side streets for service and quality at reasonable rates.

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