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Dam Square, Amsterdam
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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. Using our international travel planner, Amsterdam attractions like Dam Square can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's a nice square to the center of city... you can easy found it.... it will be nice if you have some bread with you because it has many birds... and if you hold bread they will come on you so you wi...  more »
  • We walked through this area on the way to lunch & stopped a while to watch the various live statues. Some were very good & you really had to look hard to see that they were really, the best were the g...  more »
  • It is the main square in Amsterdam, is located about 700 meters from the Central station and it converge several main streets. It is surrounded by important buildings, such as for example the Royal Palace. The monument is located in Central Dutch soldiers fallen in World War 2. Unfortunately we visited a Saturday afternoon and it caught our attention which had armed the square a park of amusements with huge games and a fair with food stalls, which practically not allowed us to appreciate or enjoy the square.
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  • Very Nice place! From there you can go to every attractive place at Amsterdam.
  • Has loooooads of souvenirs however so does every other place in amstetdam. Nothing special
  • Always love holland and this has some great gifts! However this gives you a huge range of objects to buy! If anything try and attempt to learn THANKYOU and good bye in Dutch.
  • Very American feel to this place, clean bright, great selection of touristy nicknaks, great location. Though I'd recommend the Flower market most magnets and trinkets are a few Euro cheaper, that and it has a more European feel
  • Plenty of travellers buys here. Good service too. Can be difficult to get around when full.