Dam Square, Amsterdam

3.3
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.
Create an itinerary including Dam Square
map
Dam Square Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
9,505 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Obligatory point of passage, one side is occupied by the Royal Palace, rather modest compared to other places of residence (including our Quirinale). Among other things it is not the official residence of the King, located in the Hague. Adjacent is the new church that, like all Protestant churches, is quite bare and doesn't justify the payment of an admission fee if not for the organ concerts that often keep you. More substantial element of the square is the National Monument, that's not particularly interesting.
    View original
  • Really cool place to wander unhurried, sit in one of the bars or cafes and keep enjoying the site. Looks good next to several other nearby attractions, i.e. part of the way to get to know Amsterdam
    View original
  • The central square of Amsterdam. Crowded at any time. Piles of bicycles parked in the apprentice. Three good cafes. Souvenir shops. An impressive monument and Obelisk carved stone figures. A Center for demonstrations. There's no way to visit Amsterdam without for this artist. Main street connect it to.
    View original

Plan your trip to Amsterdam

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Amsterdam boasts hundreds of registered hotels and hostels offering rooms suitable for every traveler's budget and needs. If the volume of choices seems overwhelming, figure out your interests and sightseeing priorities before making a decision. To stay near the best nightlife and shopping, explore the hotels in the city center, where rooms range from economical to luxurious. For quick access to museums and galleries, check out the budget and mid-range hotels in the so-called
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Amsterdam by other users

12 days in The Netherlands & Belgium BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM EGYPT March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans