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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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Beautiful!

The entire area is beautiful-both during the day and at night. Its really happening in the evenings! Many bars around!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

What a crazy place. A big round area similar to Trafalgar Square or Times Square on a smaller scale, but just as crazy! It's a great place to people watch!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning place. It's bustling with tourists aswell as locals. There's always something going on. Some great buildings surrounding the square

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very busy place to visit. A must if in Amsterdam. Love this place. Central to everything. People are very friendly and helpful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to stroll, eat, shop. Got all those amazing outlets to shop. Best way to explore is walk through those lanes and explore the stores. They have mango, diesel, H&M, crocs to name few. They have shopping malls also over there. You can binge on good food here. Do eat Amsterdam Fries with mayonnaise and onions over there at... More 

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

As will all squares they serve a purpose of joining different parts of the city, however this one isn't particularly pretty or interesting in itself. There are some overpriced restaurants there, and when we visited in February there were some protests going on there. Not that picturesque.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food, transport, tours and everything you need in amsterdam is here. Well connected and full of visitors

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

You can't really go to Amsterdam without walking around Dam Square, even in the pouring rain, it's still a good wander.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there in February and it was fairly quiet. The square itself is lovely and I wish I'd had a little more time there.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entire area is beautiful-both during the day and at night. Its really happening in the evenings! Many bars around!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The dam is a lovely place and very easy to find. There is so much to see and do in the area, just watch out for the trams!

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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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