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Dam Square, Amsterdam
(3.7/5 based on 7,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Dam Square is a central part of Amsterdam and when we visited it had a stage there for a show and another smaller stage for carol singers. From Dam Square you can catch a tram to visit other parts of ...  more »
  • Central Square in Amsterdam with a view to the Royal Palace; in the heart of Amsterdam, with boutiques and shops of all sorts; nice center. 
  • In the Centre of Amsterdam, you pass and review going around, but I expected a little more. It's a square always full of people, but not exciting. Anyway, definitely worth seeing.
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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.