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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%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Close to a couple of okish restaurants and shops but main square is busy with Trams, street sweeper vehicles, and bin trucks so you need your eyes open!

Thank G S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

If you are older maybe not the place for you late at night. Go in the day as there is lots to see. It's a big part of the city's history.

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Busy, surrounded by some not so great shopping, but it is one of the big sites if you are in Amsterdam.

Thank Equanimity
Reviewed 27 February 2017

What a crazy place. A big round area similar to Trafalgar Square or Times Square on a smaller scale, but just as crazy! It's a great place to people watch!!!

Thank id9703
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning place. It's bustling with tourists aswell as locals. There's always something going on. Some great buildings surrounding the square

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A very busy place to visit. A must if in Amsterdam. Love this place. Central to everything. People are very friendly and helpful.

Thank SusanOldham2013
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to stroll, eat, shop. Got all those amazing outlets to shop. Best way to explore is walk through those lanes and explore the stores. They have mango, diesel, H&M, crocs to name few. They have shopping malls also over there. You can binge...More

Thank Apurva G
Reviewed 26 February 2017

As will all squares they serve a purpose of joining different parts of the city, however this one isn't particularly pretty or interesting in itself. There are some overpriced restaurants there, and when we visited in February there were some protests going on there. Not...More

Thank AMK1988
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Food, transport, tours and everything you need in amsterdam is here. Well connected and full of visitors

Thank Mohammad A
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

You can't really go to Amsterdam without walking around Dam Square, even in the pouring rain, it's still a good wander.

Thank lunaclaws
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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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.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Robin d | Reviewed this property |
I also agree with Dutchtraveller007.. i'd like to wonder off to hidden gems Amsterdam has to offer. But in just one day seeing all seems impossible. Anne Frank house is a definitely must see! If you aren't lucky the waiting... More
16 April 2017|
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Response from Gaynor91 | Reviewed this property |
You can get trams to central station, then catch a tram or even walk from there, everywhere is clearly marked and the number trams are listed on boards around central station. We found it very easy to get around.