"Dam Square" Dam Square Tip by Paul2001

Dam Square, Amsterdam: 47 reviews and 60 photos

  The Royal Palace and the Nieuwe Kerk
by Paul2001

Favorite thing: Dam Square is the heart of Amsterdam. The square gets it name from the obvious fact that there was at onetime a dam here that impeeded the flow of the Amstel river. Today Dam Square is a whirlwind of tourists and business people clammering about to get to the city's attractions and shops. Such major attractions as the Royal Palace, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and the Nieuwe Kerk flank the square. From Dam Square there are many pedestrian malls stretching out through out all of the Central Amsterdam. Also the Red Light district and the Central train station are just a short walk away. In fact I took this picture as I was rushing off to the train station like so many other Amsterdam communters.

Address: Dam -

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 26, 2005
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