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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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Dam square is the center of amsterdam cool shopping cafes and resturants. But very touristy nice hotels close by NH Hotel Krasnapolsky, Grand softel and W hotel.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crowded bu nice square to stop or walk by. If you have kids, it is nice to feed the pigeons with the children. There is a nearby cafe' overlooking the square. it is reachable by the tram and by walking from central station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The centre was really busy but an amazing trip. So many places to eat, see and do. Will be back again, did not take long to learn the "way" of the town and we was made to feel really comfortable.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I got the chance to wander around Dam Square at day time and night time so I got to see and feel the ambiance of this lovely square. It can get crowded, but nothing too bad. There was a gigantic Christmas tree in the middle of the square when I was there and my friends and I simply lingered around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dam square is the center of amsterdam cool shopping cafes and resturants. But very touristy nice hotels close by NH Hotel Krasnapolsky, Grand softel and W hotel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to go to, but you must have plenty of money as there are quite a lot of shops, but can be quite expensive. Good place to go to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hung around here Halloween night smoking and watching some great musicians play, very impressive buildings and great place for pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always end up here when in Amsterdam. The narrow streets opens up and I can get an overview. The houses are nicely lit up this December.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there last NYE, I must say it was amazing. Amsterdam during NYE is crazy and super crowded but it's worth it. Spent the countdown in the Dam square with nice fireworks however you need always to keep in mind your pockets as it get super crowded and yu might get pick pocketed also keep in mind that transportation in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dam square is central in Amsterdam and is surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants. Scenic architecture and lots of things to keep you entertained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The national monument is across from the old palace and both are worth seeing and photographing. Across the square was a tribute exhibition to Marilyn Monroe.

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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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