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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  • I'm particularly not crazy about Dam Square since it's so ridiculously crowded, but I know for some people it's very nice to visit. The area around it is very nice, lots of shops, lots of things to...  more »
  • if you spent even a day in Amsterdam you cannot ignore this place. It is full of energy, people from all around the world and a photo in the place is absolutely mandatory!  more »

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