Dam Square, Amsterdam
The DAM square is also used for the Kermis (fair). So, if you are lucky you can get a ride on a merry-go-round, do some shooting or amuse yourself in one of the many attractions.
Dam Square is the heart of medieval Amsterdam. It contains the Royal Palace and the New Kirke (church) along with numerous businesses housed in old buildings along the square.
You can't leave Dam Square without getting a picture in the yellow shoe. After a few Heinekens trying to drive the shoe is much better then driving your car.
Many street artists earn a little by performing on the Dam in front of the royal palace.
Here's one guy pretending to be two little guys.
Have a walk around the dam square area ,there are plenty of intresting buildings here,just like these here.
The best I can describe Dam Square is "Die gezoem van die bye" It is a madhouse of people milling about, trams, bicycles and pedestrians all competing for space.
The Dam square is the center of Amsterdam. Damrak street goes from the square to the north. Here you can see a 'human statue' and the palace in the background
If you arrive at the Central Station, the Dam Square is usually your first stop on a walking tour of Amsterdam.
See the beautiful palace right in the center of the city.
To the right of the palace there's a church with a strange looking clock. I should have taken a pic but was too busy feeling the chill.
We went there everyday during our stay.It is the heart of the city with its shopping malls,museums,restaurants,cafeterias,people etc.
This square is known for all the pidgeons. The Dutch also use this square for large protests and public celebrations.
Is there anything more to say about the Dam Square? You might find a fair with rides or street actors in different seasons. Very crowded and simply Amsterdam :)
Dam square.. only square could be found in Amsterdam... average! compare to other in europe.. it is in the middle of city of amsterdam...
If you go from Central Station down the mian street you will end up in Damm Square,. There you can visit the Townhall, The Cathedral and some museums like thMadame's Tussauds