Dam Square

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Dam Square is the main square of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The square was created in the 13th century when a dam was built around the River Amstel to stop the Zuiderzee sea flooding the city. The square is situated in front of the Royal Palace. The square has a monument standing on it, the monument is the National Memorial which remembers those who died in the Second World War. Today, the square is a place where people meet up in the city. In the summer months, it's full of street entertainers.

Getting there

The square is situated in central Amsterdam. If travelling by car, park up at any of the city centre car parks and walk to the square. The cities tram system passes around the square stopping at the ‘Dam’ stops.

Opening Times and Admission

The square is a public square, it is free to enter and is open all day every day.

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  • Dam 3, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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