Dam Square, Amsterdam

3.4
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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. Use our Amsterdam road trip website to visit Dam Square on your trip to Amsterdam, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very crowded and soulless, Dam Square has nothing nice to offer but the view on the Royal Palace. The Nieuw Kerk which is on the square has however often very interesting exhibitions. Madame Tussaud.....  more »
  • Emblematic place in Amsterdam but nothing really special. Square with nice building around and plenty tourist in the middle. Must be visited but do not expect to be blissed ;-)  more »

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