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Exploring Dam Square

Replete with UNESCO World Heritage buildings, über-cool cafés, and upmarket shopping facilities, Dam Square is Amsterdam’s main tourist hub. Just minutes away from the main train station by tram or on foot, it’s the ideal place from which to explore the city centre, with a plethora of landmarks and attractions within easy walking distance. On top of the zone’s well-known sights, Dam Square is a place where it’s impossible to get bored since there’s always something going on. Over the course of the year, fairs and carnivals are held here, while it’s also a magnet for street performers from all corners of the world who come to this iconic public space to entertain the crowds.

Sights nearby

A number of the city’s most important landmarks and attractions, including the Royal Palace, Madame Tussauds, Nieuwe Kerk, and Beurs Berlage, are located around Dam Square.

Royal Palace
Europe’s largest secular building when it was constructed in the 17th century, the Royal Palace is one of the best known landmarks in Amsterdam. Its impressive interior features decorations by notable Dutch sculptors and painters, including Rembrandt. Nowadays, it is one of three royal palaces, and is mainly used for official receptions and other state functions. The Royal Palace is open to the public every day of the week except Mondays. Guided tours can be arranged.

Madame Tussauds
Located above Peek & Clopenburg department store on Dam Square, Madame Tussauds is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The museum has been modernised and now boasts multimedia effects and the world’s tallest animatronics wax figure, measuring five metres high. It might be more akin to Disneyland than a waxworks museum but, if you’re in Amsterdam with kids, this is one attraction you won’t want to miss.

Nieuwe Kerk
A venue for countless royal coronations and weddings since the early 19th century, the neo-Gothic Nieuwe Kerk, or New Church, is the nation’s most celebrated church. Nieuwe Kerk is located next to the Royal Palace. Nowadays, it’s used as an exhibition space and for organ recitals.

Beurs van Berlage
Set in a building that used to belong to the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Beurs Berlage is now used as a concert hall. Thanks to its superb acoustics, it has become the home of the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra, among other uses. The highly innovative design of the building marks an important departure from prevailing 19th styles which tended to mimic Gothic and Renaissance designs. Its café is open to the public every day.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

Good eating and drinking options abound in and around the square. As with elsewhere in the city, you’ll find lots of Asian restaurants, including Indonesian restaurants with their signature rijsttafel (rice table) buffets. Leading off Dam Square, busy Dam Straat has lots of reasonably priced restaurants offering international food, with the accent on Chinese and Middle Eastern food. Dam Square and the adjacent area are home to a number of good accommodation options, such as the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and the Old City Hotel. When it comes to shopping, the zone is full of shops and stalls. For more upmarket shopping, check out De Bijenkorf department store, an Amsterdam legend that’s famed throughout the Netherlands.

Public transport

Dam Square is well served by several bus and tram lines. Amsterdam Central Station, from where a huge variety of buses, trains, and trams service the entire city, is about five minutes away by public transport.

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