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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 is a place like that of other European cities, it is large, cobbled, is in the Centre of amsterdam and surrounded by many shops and historic aspect, is very crowded, it is impossible to be in the Center and not pass out there.
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  • אני וחברה שלי היינו פה כשהיה יריד ענק. מומלץ לברר אם יש אירועים כלשהם לפני שמגיעים. כשאנחנו היינו היה גלגל ענק, רכבות שדים, מכונות משחקים והיה נראה ממש כמו יריד אמריקאי. ממליץ לקפוץ לפה בכל מקרה!  more »
  • The fair was here this trip. They had numerous thrill rides as well as some more regular fair ground rides. The square was slightly busier then normal but makes a good meeting point if you get separat...  more »
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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.