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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. 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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  • A very average square when you compare to the hundreds of others in major cities of Europe. Worth a short walk through it but nothing special. 
    A very average square when you compare to the hundreds of others in major cities of Europe. Worth a short walk through it but nothing special.  more »
  • Great place to start your exploration of Amsterdam a lovely square a little walk or tram ride from the central station. 
    Great place to start your exploration of Amsterdam a lovely square a little walk or tram ride from the central station.  more »
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  • Beautiful square with such amazing history and stunning buildings all around you! So many pigeons so be care full when eating around the square! Lovely to come and gather and just look at the beauty !
  • Now the statue is under renovation. But there are many stores, restaurants, fries, super market, doves you can feed them and take pictures with them and with the beautiful area.

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