Only just a five-minute walk down the Damrak from Centraal Station takes you into this jam-packed square, jostling with locals and tourists day and night. Your visit doesn’t depend not he weather to be joyful, there is always something going on.

Guided Amsterdam walking tours

Walking around the city and seeing the sights is great. But if you have an interesting and factual commentary, efficient route and knowledge of hidden treasures, then your vacation time sure is used better.

Dam Square shopping

There are food stalls, restaurants and shops galores, including the trendy Bijenkorf and Magna Plaza. And the Amsterdam Diamond Centre. Such is the popularity of Dam Square that you might even have to wait for a seat at one of the many cafe’s and bars.

Dam Square history

Dam Square is the beating heart of Amsterdam. Compared to the past, it is now a peaceful square where you can find many street artists and pigeons. The Dam has a turbulent history. Around 1270 a dam in the Amstel was built at this location. Dam Square was once the central marketplace of Amsterdam where every conceivable merchandise was sold.