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“various attractions, palace, church. Historical center of Amsterdam” 3 of 5 stars
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Dam Square
Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #86 of 543 things to do in Amsterdam
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
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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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“various attractions, palace, church. Historical center of Amsterdam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

It is roughly rectangular in shape, 200 meters x 100 meters. On the west end of the square is Royal Palace. Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) is next to the Royal Palace. The National Monument, a white stone pillar, to memorize the victim of WWII is situated opposite side of square.

Visited November 2011
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“Good square for a short visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The good thing of this square is that you will pass it on any walking tour. It is good for a short stay, but there are more attactions nearby: expositions in the churg, Tussaud. Best walk: '9 straatjes'. Old style small streets just 10 minutes away from the Dam.

In May: because of repairment of road, not so nice view...

Visited May 2012
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“Really Nice Square to start your sightseeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Every Road you take from here will lead somewhere awesome. This is close to major shopping. Close to the red light district. Its down the street from the main train station. We considered this the starting point for all of our walks. It is the center of Amsterdam. The square if surrounded by Beautiful buildings. The architecture is Gorgeous. The Madam T wax museum is in this square. There are several shops with the best prices on souvenirs. You can get t-shirts for 5 euro in the square. Great place to people watch.

Visited January 2012
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“Lots of shopping and sites!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Dam Square with the Queens Palance and War memorial was very busy and filled with people. We enjoyed the shopping and sites here. Worth seeing if you're traveling through the streets of Amsterdam.

Visited May 2012
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“Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Was a nice sqaure had some entertainment going on (typical centre enternatainment)...
... Some food places here as well

Visited May 2012
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