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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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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
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  • Dam Square is a place to meet - a place to connect to a Walking Tour - a Place to see the Place. Great spot.  more »
  • The busy square in the middle of Amsterdam, easy walk from Centraal Station. Free walking tours and lots of "buskers" in this area. The Royal palace is located in this area.  more »
  • My visit took place at the end of April, close to the King's Birthday holiday. A fun fair had been set up in front of the Royal Palace, which unfortunately was obscured by the carnival rides. At other...  more »
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  • Wonderful souvenirs sold at a reasonable price. A wide range of souvenirs. Near the main touristy area. Worth a visit!
  • Best souvenir shop in the heart of it all. Much better than other heavy tourist areas.
  • A fun place. Full of life. Full if activities, food, drink, ice creams, games. It is a walking distance to the red light district where you can look at the night life (no photographing). The shopping in the area is stupendous, unbelievable.
  • Lovely place so much goes on around here it's unbelievable how Bizzy it is all day and night
  • More expensive than some other places but located in the heart of the tourist section.