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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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The heart of Amsterdam

A really hectic place, you can immerse yourself in front of Koninklijk Paleis. A nearby tram stop makes it accessible from almost everywhere. Good for enjoying Amsterdam's classic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Usa, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to visit once, but too crowded to hang out for long. Still, it is near many other "attractions", so come take a look.

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Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a lively place with hundreds of tourists walking around. Perfect place for shopping with big sales.

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Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

must visit on a sunny day. Many travellers , locals and girls seems hanging around htis area for sure.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really hectic place, you can immerse yourself in front of Koninklijk Paleis. A nearby tram stop makes it accessible from almost everywhere. Good for enjoying Amsterdam's classic architecture.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in the Square for the start of EuroPride 2016. The square was big and catered to thousands of people. The atmosphere was great. It would be worth a visit on any day.

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Rochdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always lots going on, street acts flock here to entertain you. There are bars on its periphery wher you can sit and watch the world go by

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We, my partner and went here enjoyed ourselves immensely. Characters galore, fancy dress ,fancy cars and music and speeches and well policed and had a really good time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good place as it's easy to find and meet up if you get split from your group. Be aware, you'll get charged an almost extortionate amount if you sit outside the cafes or restaurants compared to eating inside, for four sandwiches and four pints of beer our bill nearly got thrown back when it totalled €110. Otherwise it has... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great visit to the Dam Square. Place for locals and visitors to gather to see some truly stunning buildings, people and monuments. It happen to be EuroPride while we were there. Tons of people during the Pride Concert, so safe and fun for ALL people. Worth the trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a little bit disappointed. Dam Square was full of pigeons looking for a target to unload themselves...

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To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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