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“royal palace”(688 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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We came through here in the morning whilst walking towards the Anne Frank House, at around 9am it was a vast space with hardly anyone around when we returned through the square at 3:30pm it was heaving. If you’re after photos without the crowds then...More

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

Fun busy atmosphere Centre of Amsterdam Not much else to say Not much else to say Not much else to say

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to stop off, people watch, and just enjoy the scenery. Lots of activity and gatherings, as well as several historical buildings to view.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kat654
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed at two different hotels next to Dam Square and it is the place to be. From Red Light district to all good coffee shops, from shopping centre to canal rides everything is next to Dam Square. also there are lots of events taking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SafaaInTransit
Reviewed 4 days ago

During day time it's busy and if you like shopping and food this is a good spot and fun for tourist.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank amanuel_hailu
Reviewed 4 days ago

a must see when visiting amsterdam and almost impossible not to see. crowded and just continue the walk to the less crowded areas.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mathijn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amsterdam is a very unique place where both prostitution and weed is completely legal. This section is kind of in the middle so a meeting point for a lot of people. Red light district is a couple of blocks away. The main “square” is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LuxDres
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a huge area with no trees ...it’s so miserable with a very ugly sculpture having the palace on the one side another miserable building and some hotels !

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Seems to be a meeting point for everyone@! Been here 3 times and oh so busy!,,, beware late at night as even busier!,,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mjohn01
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amsterdam is not the place to go unless you are into pot or sex. Having just spent 2 days there, it is stinks of cannabis, very very busy, the canals are filthy and boosted and high be its cheering at the red light girls. Not...More

Date of experience: February 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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9 February 2019|
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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.