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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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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nothing is really stand out, a pretty average city centre square surrounded by expensive high end shops mixed with tourist tat and hot dog stands.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed today

I have been here a few times years ago near to Christmas and it always had a good feeling and vibe.Now thats gone.It feels totally different.Its lacking something. Nothing special anymore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flyinghigh1000
Reviewed today

The best square..lots of birds flying here n there.. just watch people walking around. always see tram running.. great connectivity.. good Indian food hotels,, Ashoka,

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SudhanshuBillore
Reviewed yesterday

It was Christmas time so they have a half-hearted Christmas market feel set up with skating rink and some Gleuwine stalls. I don't think this is worth going out of the way for unless you've never seen a European square before.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Erin_leigh79
Reviewed yesterday

Dam square is a nice vibrant place to hangout with your friends and relax. Plenty of attraction are near by the dam square palace, with street artist performing right in front of the palace. Take lot of photographs.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Devendra G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Dam square is a lot of fun. The people watching is some of the best you will find. There is plenty of places to eat or just sit and watch the street performers. Any time of day is a good time but we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rizznizz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoy all the beautiful historical architectures via walking down from Centraal Station. Blessed to see some performances during our visit. Day views of the buildings here are impressive and night views are just beautiful!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 561irenet
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice square with alot of tourists at the heart of the city One of the the to do list in the city Alot of attractions around it as well and the shopping streets

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr_Sam_IM
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitley worth a visit! Filled with markets on saturday, and especially at christmas all cosy. a couples place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ross_2k11
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a pretty square to visit. Its at the center of many of the sights, and also a meeting point for many of the walking tours, which turned out to be pretty helpful

Date of experience: August 2018
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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
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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.
13 December 2017|
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Response from dazlious | Reviewed this property |
Today, there was a small (around 20 places) christmas market with ice skating next to the „i amsterdam“ sign. Hope that helps