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Dam Square

Address: Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #78 of 513 things to do in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 bustling open space.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Like many European cities, this plaza is the center of activity during the day. Nice place to hang out and chill when you've run out of things to do in Amsterdam.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Dam square is just a short tram ride from Central Station with multiple trams going there. lots of shops food places and more importantly ticket offices where you can buy tickets for all the attractions cheaper than at the door also you get a queue jump ticket which is well worth using them as there can be a Queue round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Its the centre of amsterdam, surrounded by lots of shops and lots of different people. Has nice street artists

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

There is always something going on in the square which makes it so interesting.Surrounded as it is with fine buildings, the old Palace,Die Bienkorf( the Harrods of Holland) and Madame Tussauds(not to be visited on a stocktaking day).It is always thronging with Amsterdamers and visitors particularly on a Saturday .Notice the change on a Sunday morning when one can appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A historic bucket list stop with museums, monuments, a royal Palace, close to Ann Frank House and access to the main shopping area. We were lucky to experience a street organ festival in the square on a Saturday morning.

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Eisenach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Nice medium-large central square, the Madame Trosseau and the Palace, as well as the New Church have the entrance in the square so one can spend some interesting hours exploring it all. There are also many shops and cafes or restaurants in the area. We had luck and seen it sunny on Christmas Day, then the lights during the holidays... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Dam Square is the best square in Amsterdam with its location, buildings and spirit. If you are going to visit Amsterdam, you should see this square.

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Venice, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Famous...yes, plenty of people...yes, with a Royal palace...yes, interesting...maybe, beautiful .... ?

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Dam square is very good, if you want some good drinks & nibbles use the Euro bar it's great, the shops away from Dam square are great and a must visit the Magna centre.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The square is very busy and has alot going on. Theres cafes & shops all around for you to choose your next place to go. There is also trams all around so be extra careful.

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