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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%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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"royal palace"
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"national monument"
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"red light district"
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"tourists"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is such a contract - amazing architecture, lovely cafes and bars, all the high street shops and plenty to see. Then the other side is the Red Light District, coffee shops, dirty canals. Be very aware of keeping valuables secure and check prices of...More

Thank Josephine M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many food and shopping places just off and adjacent to the square. Benches are perfect to sit and watch people and birds.

Thank nananddougm
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love dam square so much, it’s so peaceful to just sit and watch the world go buy. Watching the sun set here is a beautiful thing to watch with the beautiful scenery around.

Thank Charley S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Amsterdam in May of 2018 One of the many attractions I visited was Dam inevitable in any case as it is one of the central areas in the Amsterdam where all the main locations feed from. Shopping , Restaurants sight seeing etc. Try one...More

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

fantastic place to be both winter and summer excellent food and drink fantastic people multicultural people very friendly great atmosphere good open air markets beautiful flowers

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t be in a rush to move as you won’t be able to. Seems to be a meeting point for locals and tourists alike. Sit and take in the noise and atmosphere 👍😃

Thank Delford M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a fantastic square there is so much to see lots of street entertainment. It's great you can have a rest either to have something to eat and drink , even if you purchase off the hot dog stands or if you bring it yourself....More

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to chill out, have a drink or a bite to eat. Lots of buskers and entertainment daily. Stay in a hotel nearby and shop all day in the surrounding streets

Thank emilyjp93
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dam square is a great Square. Lots of nice shops & restaurants. Inexpensive souvenirs can be found in the surrounding shops. Amsterdam is the perfect walking city.

Thank coreyk995
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely place with all you can ask for located here, shops, restaurants and an excellent tram system to get you where you need to be!

Thank DeerUk
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Nearby
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
...More
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Jeanetteaussie02
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
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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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