Dam Square, Amsterdam

3.4
#13 of 1,199 in Things to do in Amsterdam
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Dam Square
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tours to Dam Square

Dam Square reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
15,211 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Lovely, Ornate Golden statues gaze down upon the tourist in this wonderful and clean square. We wen through here many times on our way downtown! Great place to stop and take in the view.  more »
  • A fantastic place for getting together. With Monument of Freedom there a superb location when demonstrating for freedom of Julian Assange, a persecuted warrior for truth and justice.  more »

Plan your trip to Amsterdam

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Amsterdam

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Amsterdam

4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Amsterdam

4.2
Duration: 5h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Amsterdam

See all ›
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Amsterdam

See all ›
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Amsterdam

3.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
2.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min