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Address: Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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The Dam Square 22m high monument, built in 1956, to those who have lost the lives in wars since WWII. There are four chained figures representing the suffering endured during the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

At the centre of the town of the Amsterdam .At the Dam square.Big and crowded.Many things around it bars,coffee shops,restaurants

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Dam Square 22m high monument, built in 1956, to those who have lost the lives in wars since WWII. There are four chained figures representing the suffering endured during the war. Either side of these are two sculptures representing members of the Dutch resistance. There is a sculpture of a woman with a child in her arms and flying... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The National Monument sits in busy Dam Square opposite the Royal Palace. It is a memorial to all the brave soldiers who died in World war II. It is striking because the centre of it is a very tall obelisk that is covered in white travertine. Around the base, there are numerous figures in poses that depict sadness and suffering.... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice picture point. Meeting place for all. Loads of pigeons. Starting point for walking tour within the city.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Before you plan a trip, make sure you read about it's significance. If you don't know about the importance you will think of nothing of this place. Located at Dam Square, this makes for an interesting visit for history enthusiasts. It is a little crowded and I think it now serves as a meeting point for friends. I think tourists... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Second World War monument which is set in the centre of dam square. Nice if you know and appreciate the history behind it. Busy meeting point for tourists. Nice bars around for a drink.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice monument, in memorial to soldiers who fought and died in the last world war, it will certainly catch your eye, and you will definitely see it if you are visiting Amsterdam as it is in the famous Dam Square opposite the royal palace, and it is really nice looking, a fine tribute to the mighty Dutch armed forces.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The National Monument is an obelisk in Dam Square, Amsterdam, which commemorates those who died in World War II. You can't miss it because it stands proud, directly opposite to the fabulous Royal Palace. The square itself is very busy (both day and night) and many people gather around the monument and, thus, it becomes a meeting spot. However, despite... More 

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Dundee, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love visiting monuments and this was no different however, it was truly hard to enjoy without being shoved past or getting in somebody's way! It appears that this is the central meeting point for everyone and it just makes appreciating the monument so hard. Architecturally, its a beautiful piece with such a significant meaning behind it explained in my... More 

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

..which does mean that it loses its significance when surrounded by large groups of e.g. milling schoolchildren. The review on 17th July 2014 explained its significance so check that out as you will get more out of a visit if you know what you are looking at.

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