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Dam Square Tours

Dam Square is the main city square in Amsterdam and is one of the most well-known locations in all of the Netherlands. Located in the historical center of the city and just 750 meters south of Amsterdam Centraal Station, Dam Square is home to an array of notable buildings and frequently hosts events of national importance.

The square sits over the original location of the dam in the Amstel River and has been surrounded by land on all sides since the mouth of the river was filled in the 19th century. On the west end of the square you will see the Royal Palace, which was the city hall from 1655 until its conversion to a royal residence in 1808. Next to the palace are the Gothic Nieuwe Kirk (New Church) and Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. On the east end of the square is the National Monument, a stone pillar erected in 1956 to memorialize the Dutch victims of World War II. 

Dam Square is also home to the Amsterdam Diamond center, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and thupscale department store De Bijenkorf, which has stood on the square since 1914. Behind the De Bijenkorf building is the Beurs van Berlage, the old Stock Exchange building that is now used as a concert hall and exhibition space.

Practical Info

Dam Square is just a five minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station along the Damrak, Amsterdam’s main drag. You can also get there by taking trams 4, 9, 16, 24 or 25 and exiting at the stop across from the Bijenkorf warehouse.  
 

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Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District Nighttime Walking Tour with a Local Guide, Amsterdam, null
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Offbeat Amsterdam Red Light District Nighttime Walking Tour with a Local Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 164 Reviews

This tour has been recommended by Lonely Planet, The Telegraph, Fox News, Yahoo, the Huffington Post & The Culture Trip. Join this super interesting & ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.78
Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local, Amsterdam, Cultural Tours
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Private Amsterdam Highlights and Hidden Gems Walking Tour with a Local

See Amsterdam from a unique perspective during this 3-hour tour of the Dutch capital city's most-visited highlights, plus several hidden gems that most ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.34
Private 90-Minute Amsterdam Kickstart Tour, Amsterdam, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private 90-Minute Amsterdam Kickstart Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Kickstart your time in Amsterdam by seeing some of the city's main highlights through the eyes of a local. Walk through the city with your private guide on ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $10.70
Private Tour: 8h Amsterdam and Holland Countryside Tour, Amsterdam, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: 8h Amsterdam and Holland Countryside Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore Dutch history and culture on this private daylong tour of Amsterdam and the Northern Holland countryside. Work up your appetite on a 2-hour walking ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.83
Amsterdam Private Food Walking Tour with Tastings, Amsterdam, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Amsterdam Private Food Walking Tour with Tastings

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

On this 2-hour private walking tour, you will fully explore Amsterdam as your guide will bring you to several places only known by locals. Learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.50
1-Hour Amsterdam Guided Bike Tour, Amsterdam, Food Tours
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1-Hour Amsterdam Guided Bike Tour

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

In this 1-hour bike tour, you will ride you through the beautiful city center of Amsterdam, under the guidance of an experienced ''Amsterdammer.'' On the way, ...  Read more

Location: , Netherlands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $23.72
Private Amsterdam Food and Coffee Shop Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Amsterdam Food and Coffee Shop Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Join this private, 2.5 hour, Amsterdam walking tour and learn about the food and coffee shop culture of the Netherlands. Your local guide will provide you an ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.42
Small-Group Tour: Amsterdam City Center Historical Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Coffee & Tea Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Amsterdam City Center Historical Walking Tour

Experience the best Amsterdam has to offer, and discover a few local secrets, on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Join a small group of no more than 10 fellow ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.14
1.5-hour Amsterdam Bubbly Bike tour, Amsterdam, Walking Tours
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1.5-hour Amsterdam Bubbly Bike tour

This 1.5-hour bubbly bike tour is a great way to see the city with a drink in hand. Jump on board your bubbly bike for the only tour in town that promises to ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.45
Private Dutch Culture Education Walking Tour in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Dutch Culture Education Walking Tour in Amsterdam

Exchange student in the Netherlands? Study program abroad? This Amsterdam education tour is the best introduction to Amsterdam and the (liberal) Dutch culture. ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.86

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