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Dam Square

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Plaza
De Wallen, Amsterdam
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  • Aggi C.
    "A beautiful square - watch out for the pigeons!"(8 Tips)
    Ozgur T.
    "Great architecture, main square in Amsterdam."(6 Tips)
    Enzo M.
    "historical heart of Amsterdam with plenty"(6 Tips)
    John 忠威 Hans D.
    "Great meeting place with views of the Royal Palace"(5 Tips)
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  • Gowrie R.
    Gowrie RamcharanMay 13, 2015
    Very lively and popular area in Amsterdam. Lots of shops, restaurants and other attractions. Really nice buildings and atmosphere. Very touristy area, so is usually quite crowded.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Eric O.
    Eric OgadaFebruary 4, 2016
    A great place to stand and take in Amsterdam. Love the cobblestone streets. Chill right here. The bulldog cafe is located in the square as well.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Shaileshwori S.
    Great place to just people watch. The vibe and excitement is palpable. Also, if with kids, the pigeons make for quite the entertainment as does the puppet show.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Hashim A.
    Hashim A.August 21, 2015
    The most lively spot in Amsterdam centrum where all kinds of activities are available including live shows, tours, and lots of shopping spots.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Rasha F EGY ⛳️
    Rasha F EGY ⛳️May 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you visit Amsterdam one of the best cities in Europe better arrange your stay in Dam square - try Swiss Hotel right in the heart of Dam square facing the best department store ever De Bejinkorf
  • Filip Z.
    Filip ZofNovember 26, 2014
    Many events happen here.. can get crowded.. has madame tissaud museum and bijenkorf lux shopping center.. also close to central station and kalverstraat the main shoppin street of amsterdam
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJuly 10, 2015
    This place is so vibrant. It feels like the only place that is not high in Amster-DAMN! If it is New years, watch out: somebody gonna blow up stuff around you. All the crazy madness. Sooo good dawgs!!
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Anna M.
    Anna MandilaraAugust 21, 2015
    Down town Amsterdam. Fantastic. In the centre. You can find everything. No need to tell details. Just go.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Prajit M.
    Prajit MenonJanuary 20, 2013
    Amazing place and lots to explore...A definite place to explore...with lots of Hotels, and shopping...
  • Adrián M.
    Adrián MorenoJune 11, 2015
    If you want to have cool views of the square, get to one of the shopping malls top floors and look trough the windows
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Matthias
    MatthiasJuly 12, 2016
    I am not really a fan of touristy plazas like this one bit it sure is good for a couple of the typical amsterdam pictures. If it's your first time in Amsterdam, don't miss out on it! 😊
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • ☪ Ömer_yildizofficial
    ☪ Ömer_yildizofficialJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Dam Square . Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. Dam Square is the historical heart of the city and the location of many events of national importance. On Dam Square are the Royal Palace,
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Johnika D.
    Johnika DJune 3, 2013
    B4 becoming a square it was connected to the Amstel canal for which Amster-dam was named. Memorial features #african bodies but #european faces Black presence in the war isn't widely acknowledged.
  • Danny v.
    Danny van BruggenFebruary 13, 2015
    Some of the nicest buildings (visit the palace) but infested by the same lame street performers as in any other city of the world.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJanuary 20, 2016
    The historical heart of Amsterdam with plenty of interesting corners to explore
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Farri S.
    Farri SidxSeptember 30, 2016
    Such a lively place & so many tourists comex here , near to centraal station Amsterdam ya can by walk wid in 5-7 minx...
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrockerApril 29, 2016
    Potential for a heritage site where people can see interesting buildings. The locals disagreed and stuck a bloody great funfair in the way!
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziAugust 15, 2013
    Great plaza, lots of people, several cafes and restaurants to just sit, relax and enjoy the weather.
  • Lita
    LitaApril 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I love to playing tourist in this place. Pretending that im one of the tourist as well. Sometimes its okay to enjoy life.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • izi.TRAVEL
    izi.TRAVELMarch 31, 2014
    You are now on Dam Square, the very spot where Amsterdam began. On this spot, around the year 1250, the people of Amsterdam built a dam across the River Amstel. Read more
  • Cenker K.
    Cenker KöseJanuary 6, 2015
    The Dam takes its name from the dam built in 1270's on the Amstel River; then this combination creates the name of the city, Amstel + dam...
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Jose L.
    Jose LopezFebruary 12, 2015
    Dam plaza is one of the must important plazas of Amsterdam, a must if you are at the city
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Libor N.
    Libor NtlAugust 29, 2013
    Cool place with a nice atmosphere and funny people. We were drinking with some random (homeless) people who offered us beers. Then they got a bit aggressive so watch out!
  • Julia
    JuliaOctober 13, 2015
    Great place for making pics, shopping and hanging around. Looking forward to come back again )
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Aybige C.
    Aybige CantürkDecember 8, 2015
    We had been Dam square in Halloween, the costumes, the people, the fun. All great...
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Ozgur T.
    Ozgur TuncayApril 6, 2015
    Great architecture, main square in Amsterdam. Do yourself a favour, drink and fine away from tourists trap.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogNovember 3, 2016
    Great place to visit. Take some pictures of the palace or enjoy the many street artists.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Ahmet N.
    Ahmet NrdlFebruary 3
    One of the must see place in Amsterdam.Like a delivery point for each touristic side of the city.
  • Pelin D.
    Pelin DuraSeptember 11, 2015
    welcome to the main square of Amsterdam. İt is to crowded, lots of exploring to do. Have a good day
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Burcu K.
    Burcu KaradayiJanuary 30, 2016
    Sitting at garden on a Sunny day and watching the beautiful historical buildings gives presence
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Saleh A.
    Saleh AlSeptember 24, 2015
    We spent good times in Dam square and we stay in NH in the same square.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Cik Alia Amira I.
    From here you can see the real amsterdam, the palace, the madam tsd museum n the shopping streets.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Natali B.
    Natali BrandsOctober 2, 2014
    Beautiful central square of Amsterdam, place of different attractions and official ceremonies.
  • Boaz S.
    Boaz SachsNovember 17, 2015
    Lovely (albeit very touristy) central square that's great for people watching
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Xenia T.
    Xenia TemchenkoNovember 18, 2015
    The very center. Crowded but easy to get anywhere. Check out de Bijenkorf
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Alen
    AlenJanuary 5, 2016
    It was amazing place and it was also so crowded. There were a lot of historical place.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Christelle F.
    Christelle FossiDecember 30, 2015
    Popular place in the centre of Amsterdam, not far from the shops and the central station.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Gonzo C.
    Gonzo CircusMay 13, 2015
    Looking for a concert? Bryan Eubanks (US) will perform his composition 'Objekt I' at superb marble hall nearby tonight... https://www.facebook.com/events/368598926677553/
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Barış B.
    Barış B.February 15, 2016
    You must try FEBO near Dam Square. It's not crowded everytime and it's very delicious. Eat by your coins.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Gelpme
    GelpmeFebruary 20, 2012
    Very symbolic place for nation. Dutch won every metre of the land. As it said: " God created the sea, Dutch created the shore"
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 5, 2015
    Royal palace stands to one side. Take some time to do some people watching.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
    Dam Square symbolizes the historical heart of Amsterdam. While crossing the square, take a minute and see the Beurs van Berlage light up in pink, in honor of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuenoMay 22, 2016
    Lively. Some tours of the red light district start from here.
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Iv G.
    Iv GvOctober 22, 2015
    Highly recommended this square, a lot of entertainment in one place
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Atif H.
    Atif HussainAugust 24, 2015
    A simple place with great #coffee and great view #DamCoffee worth a try
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Pulkit S.
    Pulkit SachdevaOctober 12, 2010
    Busiest, evening onwards and rightfully so. Beautiful place to be. This place certainly has a very strong vibe of its own that sinks deep into you and stays.
  • Werther V.
    Werther VeulemansOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a box with you so you can capture some pidgeons. After capturing, Google: how to prepare pidgeon. That's how you find free food in Amsterdam!
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiSeptember 12, 2014
    Busiest intersection with bicycles, pedestrians and few cars, mostly all bicycles!
  • JB A.
    JB AndersonNovember 1, 2015
    Great to just sit for a bit and observe the people, the church, the environment
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Ioannis P.
    Ioannis PapapetrouNovember 10, 2014
    Most crowded square in Amsterdam with a lot of shops nearby...You should take a walk definitely!
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