We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (5,309)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“royal palace”(607 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.
As featured in Amsterdam by bike
Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Ways to Experience Dam Square
from USD 29.70
More Info
from USD 40.40
More Info
from USD 10.70
More Info
from USD 77.20
More Info
Reviews (12,498)
Filter reviews
6,100 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsroyal palacestreet performersnational monumentbusy squarebig squarebeautiful squarecentral pointnieuwe kerklots of shopsmeeting pointred light districttouristsbijenkorfattractionsarchitecturechurchactivity
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 6,100 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

With the royal palace and the museum it's a land mark in Amsterdam. Lots of people and some nice spots to eat something and see all the tourist

Thank rcoimbra
Reviewed yesterday

Supposedly the center of Amsterdam, but really very crowded. The views from the square are impressive, but unless there is something specific you want to do here, I wouldn't make it a priority. Much nicer to stroll along the canals just a block or two...More

Thank sjohnston12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The most central place in Amsterdam. With really impressive and historical buildings around. In that area is also the madam Tusseo museum. There are all types of shops around this square.

Thank Tasos K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dam square is a pretty place for families. It's the center for everything interesting that is around the Dam. We are passing through the Dam Square on a daily basis when we are visiting here.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't know why so many people curse this area ...it's fine. Lots of trams go in and out of here all the bloody time. I then noticed a lady nearly get run over by a lady on a bike...she then said dam square..and I...More

Thank Fran J
Reviewed yesterday

Some like this city and some don't. If Dam Square is the beating heart of Amsterdam, and the roads and vistas spill like veins in all directions into the underworld of the belly of the beast... then so be it. Is this really the city...More

Thank differentname
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dam Square with the Royal Palace adjacent is a very lively area of town. There are street performers, shops, and food very easily accessible. I stayed for a few minutes walking around and taking a photo or two before moving on. For me, not much...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many people many nationalities and lots of bicycles. Well arranged and taken care of. Nice luxury mall near by for big brands and nice places for a cup of coffee. Recommend to visit.

Thank Fadi A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Book a hotel nearby as this is almost the center of the city... museums, shops, dining are all around.

Thank Hakan K
Reviewed 2 days ago

A stunning huge square with the national monument at one end and on one side, an impressive and beautiful department store, plus church and the Royal Palace, which is actually a rather stolid government building. Look in the pavement for the names of the Dutch...More

Thank Travelsalot05
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 380 hotels in Amsterdam
NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
2,500 reviews
.04 km away
Doria Hotel Amsterdam
846 reviews
.09 km away
Hotel De Gerstekorrel
536 reviews
.11 km away
Swissotel Amsterdam
982 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,516 restaurants in Amsterdam
The Tailor
163 reviews
.05 km away
The White Room
155 reviews
.02 km away
Cafe de Dam, Louis Bar
305 reviews
.09 km away
2,826 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,993 attractions in Amsterdam
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Amsterdam
727 reviews
.11 km away
De Bijenkorf
704 reviews
.09 km away
National Monument
373 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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