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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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  • Magnificent monument to the dead in its Center, venue well known. There is also a nearby luxury department store. A see in passing and the royal castle is also not far. Place of departure for many nearby shopping streets
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  • Situated along Damrak, this square with its recognizable obelisk is the prime meeting place for locals and visitors in center Amsterdam.. the famous Krasnapolsky hotel is at one side, with many eateri...  more »
  • This large square itself is no big deal, I thought. A lot of people sort of milling around and a lot of people just walking through, mostly going somewhere else. If you have to pass through going some...  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.