We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Just for the pigeons” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dam Square

Dam Square
Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Improve this listing
Visit Dam Square like an insider
Skip the Line
$36*
and up
Skip the Line: Early Access to Van Gogh Museum...
Ranked #87 of 545 things to do in Amsterdam
Activities: People-watching, City walk sightseeing
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Dublin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just for the pigeons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Had good fun here with the cheeky pigeons.. they do take food from you if they see it. the square itself was used as a location finder if i got lost in the dam, there was an amusement park/rides opposite the square when i was there which was fun.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,758 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    509
    708
    427
    79
    35
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Brasschaat, Belgium
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Feed the Pigeons”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Massive square with magicians, musicians, tourists and locals. A must see. Be sure to bring snacks for the pigeons who will sit on your arm, heads, or anywhere else you offer.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St Austell, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

It's a square. big with buildings around. What more can I say? Very average. Had a huge fair there when we were there which did nothing to improve it.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Visit But Dont Go Back”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Dam Square is okay and probably worth people visiting to find out for themselves. However, its always busy, lots of roads to cross and how there isnt more crashes with all the bikes trams and horses around I dont know.
The bars and restaurants are expensive and you certainly dont always get value for money.
Having said that, we went when there was a fair on which was nice to see and I can understand why people living in the suburbs of Amsterdam love visiting when they can.
If you have old fashioned British manners, you will end up spending most of your time apologising for bumping into things and people when it wasnt really your fault in the first place.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Holmfirth, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Watch the world go by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Good place to hang out & watch the world go by & see street theatre. Nice buildings, old architechture & modern shops too.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dam Square also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Dam Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Dam Square, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.