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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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me and my partner used Dam Square as the main place to locate everything because it's so central! We got off the Tram stop 'Dam' and walked to Dam Square and from here everything... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hard to really know what to say about this ...it's a big square in front of the former Royal Palace....now a museum....haven't been inside so won't comment other than to say the building could use a good scrub....for a Royal palace it's pretty grubby and dirty. The square is often the site of protest or demonstrations and such but to... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An important place to see in Amsterdam. Just walking distance from the train station. It is surrounded by many hotels and attractions like National monument and Madame Tussaud. The square is beautiful and a great spot for taking pictures.

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delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

fabulous and lively place to be. The Black cobble stoned streets and the mesmerising old dutch buildings adds to the charm of the place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It would seem that everyone would pass by here if they are in the city. Lots of things to see and do here

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit in the day and even more so of an evening as the lighting on the buildings makes it all the more intense and romantic. There are some guys dressed as grim reapers which are very amusing and photos can be taken with them for a small donation. Nearby is Madame Tussaud's and plenty of shops/stores nearby.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the tram into Dam Square and was impressed with the royal palace. There was a large area where they have people entertaining the crowds. Around there is plenty of places to stop to eat and drink. There is a shopping centre with opportunities to buy your souvenirs.

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

Lovely to see the palace. Reminds me a bit of Trafalgar Square in London- a central square etc. Near Madame Tussaud's, many shops and restaurants, on the edge of the red light district, the royal palace, the monument etc etc. Can't really avoid it to be fair!

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting place, we wondered there on a day we didn't realise was "international condom day" so we're really surprised to see people walking around dresses as condoms but it was a really good laugh and created hilarious memories

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

me and my partner used Dam Square as the main place to locate everything because it's so central! We got off the Tram stop 'Dam' and walked to Dam Square and from here everything is pretty much surrounded by you!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy but good... canny photo opportunities. Snowed when we were there and there were still lots of tourists.

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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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