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“royal palace”(699 reviews)
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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something you have to see if you visit Amsterdam ... the most central place to see ... (trip days: 5 days)

Date of experience: March 2019
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FOOD AND DRINK PRICES IN FEB 2019 Burger King Medium Meal = €9.50 Train €5.10 single Tram 3 day pass €19 City Tax €4.60 a night for hotel Portion of chips €3-€4 Pint of beer in centre pubs €5.50-€9 Can of juice €1.50 Bottle of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DeanNewstead
Reviewed 2 days ago

the Dam square is just an empty place between few shopping malls and buildings just walkable from the Amsterdam center station, most of the people come there to take some selfie clicks as the place is well known and famous to the tourists. be aware...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice place and some great food o enjoy walking around the Shoos was expensive but it was great to see another culture and what it has to offer I waked and walked and I enjoyed it I’m not a smoker or a drinker just...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tanni1804
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Dam Square is a very well kept square in the centre of Amsterdam. It was neat and tidy with the feature of a monument at it’s heart. The square was very busy; however, and hoards of crowds don’t look where they’re going often enough.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank werumtheworld
Reviewed 2 days ago

I remeber the free collectors market.....u can buy & sell here everything...goog station to navigate by foot & walk. I was here on Sept Oct 2002

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tsurisrael
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is the central square of Amsterdam, full of people and especially tourists. At this square you will also admire the Palace of Amsterdam. There you will also find the Madame Tussauds Museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank giorgos_qcs
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice historical location however the amount of beggars and entertainers ruins it. Nice to look at however extremely busy at weekends so best to go during week. It is nice to walk around and take pictures.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank soph_ydg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok but not much to do. Nice buildings for a photo opp but far too busy. Some entertainers around and food stalls.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dirtybib
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The dam in Amsterdam is one of the must see areas of Amsterdam during your stay. Here is where all ceremonies take place and where one of the royal palaces is located.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
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Response from Hashamsaeed | Reviewed this property |
A&O Hostels , much convenient and affordable with breakfast parking and train station round the corner
23 July 2018|
Response from MrsPiper | Reviewed this property |
The palace is right on the square. We didn't go in so not sure which door but there were staff around who could assist you.
15 July 2018|
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Response from VondaV | Reviewed this property |
No, I am not aware of any. If you type in Indonesian restaurants in Amsterdam, you can see if any come up.