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Dam Square is an important plaza and major tourist hub in the heart of Amsterdam, located on the site of the original 13th century Amstel dam. The city developed around it, with several historical buildings surrounding it.

The square is bordered on the west by the Royal Palace, which served as the city hall from 1655 to 1808, and then as a royal residence. Next to it is the 15th century Gothic Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), which is used for Dutch royal investiture ceremonies and exhibitions. The south side of the square has the Peek & Cloppenburg building with the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. You can also find the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club and Gassan jewelry store here. The east side of the square has the National Monument, a 22-metre tall white stone obelisk erected in 1956 to commemorate the victims of World War II. It is bordered by the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. To the north of the square is the upscale department store De Bijenkorf, along with various luxury retail outlets.

The Damrak avenue which leads northwards from the Dam Square to Amsterdam Centraal is lined with various attractions such as BODY WORLDS – Amsterdam, Sherlocked - Mystery Experiences, and Beurs van Berlage, the old Stock Exchange building which is now used for concerts and exhibitions.



About Dam Square

 Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dam Square and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Rijksmuseum(1.5 km)
The Rijksmuseum or National Museum is the largest and most prestigious museum for art and history in the Netherlands, displaying works by Dutch masters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Steen.

Amsterdam City Archives

Amsterdam City Archives(0.9 km)
Housed in the monumental Brick Expressionism style De Bazel, the Amsterdam City Archives preserves official documents, letters, photos, drawings, maps, prints and audio-visual records tracing the history of the city.


Noorderkerk(0.9 km)
The 17th-century Noorderkerk in the Jordaan neighborhood was one of the first Protestant churches built after the Reformation in Amsterdam.

Basilica of St. Nicholas

Basilica of St. Nicholas(0.7 km)
The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is a 19th century Catholic church near the Centraal Station in the oldest part of Amsterdam.


Micropia(1.5 km)
Micropia zooms into the world of micro-organisms, throwing light on the various types of microbes in the world around us and within us.

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House(0.7 km)
The famous Anne Frank House is where the Jewish girl Anne Frank wrote her moving diary while hiding with her family from the Nazis.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum(1.8 km)
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the works of acclaimed 19th century Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, displaying over 200 paintings, 400 drawings, and 700 letters by him.

Antiekcentrum Amsterdam

Antiekcentrum Amsterdam(1.1 km)
The Antiekcentrum Amsterdam, also known as De Looier, is the largest indoor antiques market in Netherlands, selling vintage paintings, ceramics, porcelain, jewelry, furniture, silverware, watches, toys and bric-a-brac.

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