"Dam" Dam Square Tip by Helga67

Dam Square, Amsterdam: 94 reviews and 179 photos

by Helga67

At the end of the 13th century the first people (fishermen) settled here along the river Amstel and built a dyke (=dam). This is where the name Amsterdam is derived from.
So this square is the real heart and oldest part of Amsterdam.

Today, this is a very lively square with lots of tourists, shoppers and street animators. During the night, you will find drugs users here looking for some drugs and money.

Address: Dam, Amsterdam
Directions: From the Central Station straight ahead, at the end of the Damrak.
Website: http://www.damsite.nl/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2004
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