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Dam Square

Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a lovely city and beautiful building and the amount of shops they have is amazing great place to walk around for a few hours

Thank dmcg42
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lots of fun here . In time of our visit on the main square was a great amusement park where you can have existing ride or amazing view from the high tower. Costs around 7.5€. Sweets , pancakes & food is more expensive...More

Thank Danka D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the biggest square of Amsterdam. Many stores around and many typical houses around plus many old nice buildings.

Thank DLama84
Reviewed yesterday

Area in central part of Amsterdam with many shops, restaurants, people and activities. We were there multiple times.

Thank J531FWcindyp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Strange contrast between adrenaline pushing attractions crammed under the stares from the Royal Castle and the New Church. The latter seeems not to be amused.

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon with the girls drinking wine in the restaurants surrounding Dam Square. Great atmosphere but it does come at a price. On average I was paying €9 a glass of wine!

Thank Hurricanesmith
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always a crowd of people there and many times there are street performers as well. Do have some benches where u can sit and catch the sun or just people watch. Numerous food vendors as well.

Thank IowaBoy46
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dam square is nice, it's pretty busy and it's not worth more than a quick look. But it's near to all the other tourist stuff in Amsterdam and probably a must for most people visiting.

Thank Puppet_mongoose
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were traveling from the UK, our friends from New Zealand, so we arranged to meet at a central location, with good transport links. It was raining, so inside a nice restaurant, right on the square, and we found each other very easily. We later...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 days ago

You cannot go to Amsterdam without going to Dam Square. This is definitely the first spot you will/ have to go when you are there. It is huge, sometimes there are some street shows to make it more interesting. The first time, surely it was...More

Thank Sabrina W
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Centrum
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
...More
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Marty M
15 October 2017|
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Response from playataurito | Reviewed this property |
Xmas market ? Unsure what you mean Every European city has a Christmas market normally from the 16th of Dec onwards
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Tara W
2 August 2017|
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Response from Catherine R | Reviewed this property |
Funfair in Dam Square will be held this year Thursday 10/19/17 - Sunday, 10/29/17. Hours will be Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 24:00 and Sunday - Thursday from 11:00 - 23:00.
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MonyLeb
21 July 2017|
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Response from Robin d | Reviewed this property |
I also agree with Dutchtraveller007.. i'd like to wonder off to hidden gems Amsterdam has to offer. But in just one day seeing all seems impossible. Anne Frank house is a definitely must see! If you aren't lucky the waiting... More
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