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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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Extremely Busy City Center

Dam Square is one of those things that have to be visited when you go to Amsterdam. It's city center and the roads off it lead all over Amsterdam. The monument itself is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The central square.Has a big white monument.Many museums around,churces,shopping malls,cafe,coffee shops,bars,restaurants.Too crowded.It is between the big shopping streets Niewdjiks and Kalveestraat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

.....flocked by tons and ton of tourists. There is a large cenotaph/obelisk in the center of the square with steps. Many tourists usually sit and take photographs. However there are also a number of individuals trying to solicit goods, drugs etc. Beware of these.

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Pittsburgh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Dam Square is one of those things that have to be visited when you go to Amsterdam. It's city center and the roads off it lead all over Amsterdam. The monument itself is very pretty. Many tourist shops around the area if you need to get something.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to Amsterdam a number of times over the past years since my Dad lives in Holland. At first I thought the carnival stuff was for a special occasion but it was there every time. Really spoils the square atmosphere and blocks the palace. Just ugly, noisy and annoying. The square area itself is pleasant and a nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A nice place. Very busy at times but lots of shops, restaurants and places of interest. Sometimes it's a little over priced for food and drink but I suppose that's what happens when you're in the heart of it all. Souvenir shops are everywhere, but go to more than one so you can have an idea of prices and start... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the major centers in Amsterdam and is always packed with tourists walking the canals, awaiting canal tours, shopping for souvenirs, seeking out a place to eat or simply just passing through on their way to exploring the city.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was In Amsterdam in Late April - thrilled to be there and see the tulips blooming. Perhaps not the best time of year for the city to allow a Ferris wheel, rides and cotton candy booths to take over the whole square. Definitely ruined the cobble stoned ambiance of what should have been the beautiful heart of a wonderful... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

the centre of Amsterdam, surrounded by cafés and bars + street entertainers. nice place the cross by and have a drink.

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Gander, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The highlight is the palace that is not really impressive. There are a few demonstrators and performers here but don't expect to spent much time exploring. There are restaurants in the sleet that leads to the right

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Dam Square area the main area full of peoples, shops, restaurant and cafes, coffee shops, street performance and very close to other city attractions. We come here a lot and we also use it as a meeting point with some friend.

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