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“royal palace”(677 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.
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful buildings all round, easy to get to, and near to a lot of attractions. Dutch architecture is gorgeous and rarely nicer than the royal palace and church here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank adamateur
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Avoid unless you like being a tourist ashamed of other tourists. Went in winter and was shocked by the amount of travellers, which is good. Just don't be that person in Amsterdam, the loud, obnoxious lads on tour person. No one likes you. The square...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PepijnLuiten
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dam square is a nice shopping district and souvenir shops .. u can take nice photos of royal palace .. sometimes u will find street shows that r entertaining for kids

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank shahy
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very busy buzzy square lots going on even in January, great buildings and shopping areas, easily acceable by tram from central station.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathryn R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There's not much to say about this place but it's one to visit. Big shopping stores and lovely building to see. There's plenty of places to get food and drink from. Tram stations make this place easily accessible. Plenty of street performers to keep you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicky_reading06
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice place to go in Amsterdam and take some pictures with a lot of restaurants and shops around or just for people watching.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fernandosS5820NU
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

ok, it is historical and important place for Amsterdam but it is not the most beautiful square to see. Dark, crowded, not charming at all. It just a way to go to some places around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EBaggioV
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots to see and do here. Some yummy restaurants, ice skating in the winter, shops. Can't be missed!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nicole E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots going on here. It's not just a square but the end of a trek down the main shopping street, the Damrak, and even then it leads you off to other places of interest in the city centre. The place is full of shops, street...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Iantofullpelt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My family had a wonderful day out in Amsterdam , Dam square is amazing, beautiful architecture, refreshing enviroment and friendly people , will visit again

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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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.
12 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