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Address: Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching
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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A central point of the city

This is a central point of the city. A lot of notable buildings and many events and parades occur here. There is a 3D wall plaque of SinterClaes which they say shows the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Largo, Florida

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was just a place full of people with nothing of note to see. Extremely boring and disappointing. I thought the Old Town would be full of quaint buildings and the red light district was tagged on the side. Boring

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very noisy, which is understandable for the heart of the city. But very dirty and haotic. A huge stage for the World Beach Volley Championships obscures the view to The Palace. Not many places where you can sit and warch the world passing by. Better go to Rembrandtplein or Leidseplein where you can feel the city vibe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Our girls gave us the gift of 4 days in Amsterdam for our anniversary so was even a better trip as it was not somewhere we would have probably went . Really enjoyed seeing the city

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I think the square is overrated. It is not as clean as it should be. However the only times I liked it when there were fair plays for children in it and the mood was fun among lots of children enjoying the atmosphere otherwise it is not impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When ever I visit Amstrerdam I try to visit the Dam Square, as it is such a ceentre of bustle and activity. Walk, cycle or tram heere, always good for people watching

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dam Square is dirty, noisy, and crowded. I fail to see the attraction. However, if you like Times Square in New York, you'll probably like this place.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This central city location is a must visit to this beautiful City. Look around in any direction and you will see something different and exciting. It was always a "landmark" for us while touring the city, or a meeting place for our group. Go here first to get oriented. Wonderful!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dam Square is very interesting and beautiful. Wonderful weather and places. Malls, cafes and restaurants are everywhere. You would find also museums to visit . Near by the resd zone, if you are interested. It's a lovely place to visit.

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a central point of the city. A lot of notable buildings and many events and parades occur here. There is a 3D wall plaque of SinterClaes which they say shows the Netherlands had Saint Nick first. There is a statue as well in the center of the square. It is an interesting place to stop for a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's great in summer and the a place to get your bearings in this interesting city - bakeries off to the side have some of the best doughnuts around - if you get them fresh.

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Address: Address: Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam

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