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Dam Square

Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #71 of 305 Attractions in Amsterdam
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Home of the BIG WHEEL and i mean big and obligatory thrill rides, also the national monument is there. its a must and tbh you cant miss it lol! Just avoid the Dam Plaza restaurant unless money is no option as its simply not worth the cost of the meal

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I passed through Dam Square 3 times during my 12 days in Amsterdam. I couldn't easily avoid it. There is nothing attractive about it, there are too many people, and it's dirty. Several other countries in Europe have much better city squares than this one. I feel sorry for anyone who has limited time in the city if they feel... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This area never stops. People everywhere and festivals and action all the time. It was a little too crazy for me but our hotel was just off Dam Square and we had no choice but to go through here. it has some indoor/outdoor eateries, souvenir and other shops and a pub so would be well suited to the younger generation.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely central area of Amsterdam. Really enjoyed sitting outside a pub enjoying a beer and looking at the scenery around us. Some fantastic shops and a couple of nice restaurants about too, although it is largely very touristy and aimed at fast food more than fine dining.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great Place to get a lot of Beautiful Pictures each direction you turn. You must visit if you go to Amsterdam.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed very close to the Dam Plaza on a weekend and so saw it at all times of the day and night. Stunning when lit up at night. And both days it was the hub of some major activity. Lots of cafes to sit and sip at while just taking it all in.

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Galena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

this is where it all happens. Non-stop movement of people and all kinds of fun things to do around it. Real close to shopping, pubs, Madame Tussaud, and the train.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

ure Dam square is a must visit place when passing by Amsterdam, close to the Royal palace and Madame Tussaud museum, and shopping malls. Amsterdam is the city of bikes, you could see hundreds of them parked or running on designated roads for bikes. The reason of my review is to share with other tourists my experience of being subject... More

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed sitting at the Restaurant Nieuve watching people and having some wonderful food. The pancakes were great. It is touristy but fun. The location is central and a good place to start from. There are some nice little shops on the side streets. A beautiful shopping center is located just off the square. We could walk many beautiful streets.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Of course you will pass through Dam Square at some point during your stay in Amsterdam; it is a busy spot. It's not a must see like a museum would be, but you'll want to see it.

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