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Address: Dam Square (end of Damrak), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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All roads lead to Dam Square, the real heart of Amsterdam, where The Royal...

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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First location that gave us a nice impression of Amsterdam!

This was the first place that we visited after getting off from the Train. It was already dark and since there were still a lot of people, it seems that this place never sleeps... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dam square is beautiful to see and to take photos, stunning buildings and everything is so handy to get to

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first place that we visited after getting off from the Train. It was already dark and since there were still a lot of people, it seems that this place never sleeps. It gave us a first impression that Amsterdam is really a welcoming place, classic and keeping lots of history. The square is just a 5-10 mins.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful part of Amsterdam Fantastic views lovely part of the city. Well worth a visit for leisure shopping or sight seeing.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Royal Palace is lovely, great shops down every street off of the square. If your looking at the Palace the Central station is to the right down the road. Most trams stop here so worth getting off and looking around. Best cake shops ever for sure all over the place. But watch out for bikes, they tend to be everywhere!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice place to visit easy to get to and very popular area. Transport is so good in Amsterdam. Pricey area but a must see.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The dam square was busy but so beautiful to go and visit! There's so much going on at the same time and it's so fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is no way not to pass by it. It was a lovely square with many little shopping streets going off from it. Lots of restaurants and shops, very touristy.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Typical square a like in any European city,Huge big square surrounded by place monument Hotels Shopping malls ,Square is bustling with street artist, street vendors. any lots of tourist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Depending on the time of year there's always something different going on in dam square but be carful where you stop for a beer, as we paid €18 for 2 Heineken

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely great at night, well worth a few pictures. Very busy during the day, watch out for people feeding the pigeons though. The cobblestones can be a litt unsettling for the not so sure footed but still worth the vist. A great place to recoup your bearings whilst wandering around Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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