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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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“royal palace” (592 reviews)
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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"royal palace"
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"street performers"
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"national monument"
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"busy square"
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"big square"
in 78 reviews
"beautiful square"
in 73 reviews
"central point"
in 65 reviews
"nieuwe kerk"
in 76 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 110 reviews
"meeting point"
in 112 reviews
"red light district"
in 95 reviews
"tourists"
in 413 reviews
"bijenkorf"
in 67 reviews
"attractions"
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"architecture"
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"church"
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Reviewed today

lots of places to eat and drink around here with a variety of quisines gets quite roudy at night with people drining but all in good fun

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Reviewed yesterday

Not as cool as I was expecting. The gay parade event was blocking all the historical buildings. It was a mess pretty much all the time.

Thank Felipe G
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Reviewed yesterday

On this great square a number of interesting sites to see and visit : the Royal Palace, the New Church, the Bijenkorf (comparable to Harrod's - quite pricy), the National Monument and Madame Tussaud. It can get quite busy at times, but from the stairs...More

Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dam Square is exciting a hive of activity.. Plenty to do and see ..A good atmosphere with street acts and plenty of Architecture to admire.Be careful of bicycle lane..

Thank Bridie W
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Reviewed yesterday

we visited during pride and there were huge street parties going on in Dam square which was great. the area itself is surrounded by lots of bars and restaurants and most activities you may want to do are only a short distance away from the...More

Thank 123eml
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Near to central station a good place to visit with lots of shops and restaurants in the area. Recommended.

Thank William G
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes it is just a square with roads on every corner always busy with tourists . Has Three tram stations two on the corners and one right in the middle. Also surrounding it are three or four shopping malls and Starbucks along with many eating...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As you walk around you will hit this and other items. Go see the flower shops, smoke shops and walk by the red light. then go eat.

Thank MatthewDD_13
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous square with lovely architecture, nice place to have a bit of a wander and its very close loads of tourist attractions. Impossible to miss on a trip but worth dedicating a little time to browsing the square and taking it all in.

Thank jamjo1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting architecture and plently to see and do around here and city , busy busy but didnt feel unsafe

Thank charlier83_12
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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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adnan777
23 July 2018|
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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.
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Vrn1258
16 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.
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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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