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“Nice” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dam Square

Dam Square
Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #61 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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“Nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

It's not the greatest square you'll see and prices at cafes and restaurants will be more expensive here but either way it is a must when in Amsterdam. There's a lovely view of the palace and a great hustle and bustle vibe.

Visited June 2013
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“Hustle and busstle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

We walk arpound Dam Square after a lovely canal cruise. There are lots of great little restaurants all over the place with a whole range of foods. Beware the "so called coffee shops" if you know what I mean. Also close to the rrd light distric for an interestin look!

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“Average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We walked into the square by chance and barely even realized we were there. The palace is less than appealing and the square itself is lined with normal high street shops (like H&M). Much less grand than we were expecting. Not really a 'place of interest' anymore than any other part of Amsterdam.
Not a must see but you'll undoubtedly end up here at some point if you visit.

Very nice coffee shop though from which you can watch the whole square! Called 'Coffee Company'.

Visited July 2013
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“Crowded square in the center of Amsterdam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

All roads, or at least tram routes, seem to lead here (and Centraal Station). The square is crowded, but worth spending a look because it does represent the heart of Amsterdam. One of the main churches and other elegant buildings border the square.

Visited June 2013
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“Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very lively and exciting place would like to see it at night. Easy to get around by foot and canal trips

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