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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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Definitely the center of everything

We ended up in Dam Square multiple times a day. Be sure to check out the various alleys - they have interesting shops and good food. During our trip, this was our meeting point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Jacki1954
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We ended up in Dam Square multiple times a day. Be sure to check out the various alleys - they have interesting shops and good food. During our trip, this was our meeting point.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I would give this a miss unless you are a fan of terrifying rides! I think that these rides just spoil a lovely square. We did not spend a lot of time here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This is a busy square with lots of visitors especially in the morning and afternoon. As the square is located on the east (the monument) and west (The Royal Palace of Amsterdam) side of the city, you will get either the morning sun or afternoon sun at your back if you want to take pictures, so take note of that.... More 

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Seattle
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Large area in center of old city. Good to,use for directions or reference while visiting Amsterdam. Many yours start from here. Some 10 min from central train station.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

There is almost always something happening in Dam Square - a full fairground during our visit. The rear of the Royal Palace is also on the square as is the National Monument. This is one of the centres of life in Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We were in Amsterdam for 5 days, the last day being Kings Day. The square was full of people on most days, there was The Giant wheel to take a ride on with fantasic views of the city. Other rides were quite scary and usually full with younger people having fun. Plenty of bars and cafe's to sit and people... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Our Hotel was only 200 metres from Dam Square, but we had no additional nuisance factor from the square even though there was hundreds of people around. There seems to be constant tours of people being led across the square in never ending columns. The atmosphere was electric - even though the "Fun Fair" took up the far end with... More 

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ashford kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Amsterdam on kings day so every where you walked it was busy but was nice because they no how to party and have a good time just be careful when crossing the roads because of bikes trams people mopeds and cars lol lots to look out for

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Close to the Botanical Garden you`ll find in Dam Square a fountain pool, skateboarding ramp, souvenir shops, basketball field, a bike path and the big Iamsterdam sign!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Although this is in central Amsterdam, is crowded and has some old buildings it is not an overly attractive area. The Royal Palace situated here is no longer used as the residence for Dutch royalty. If you want to do a walking tour this is the place to go.

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