Dam Square, Amsterdam

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
At the historical center of the city, Dam Square, attend an event or tour nearby sites, such as the Royal Palace. The area's name comes from its original function as a dam on the Amstel River in 1270. In addition to the Royal Palace, built in Neoclassical style in the 17th century, the square is also home to the National Monument, Gothic New Church, and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Visit these sites, use the square as a meeting point for friends, or stop by during one of its many events. Use our Amsterdam road trip website to visit Dam Square on your trip to Amsterdam, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Despite of the crazy weather we enojy a lot the walk around the Dam, visiting from outside the royal palace and enjoying the view  more »
  • You will sure not miss this place if you come visit Amsterdam. It's a beautiful place where tourists are crouded and it's surrounded with pricey bars and restaurants.  more »
  • One big large square where tourist comes, there sometimes police, food stalls and performers or protests here, exchange and food options too in area  more »

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