Dam

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As the name suggests ("dam" means dyke in Dutch), this square, which was created in the 13th Century, is on the location of the Amstel dyke - the geographical and historical foundation of Amsterdam. Once the central market place and today the junction of two broad avenues (Damrak and Rokin), Dam has always been bustling with people and life. On it stand the Koninklijk Paleis and the Nieuwe Kerk, both very interesting architecturally.

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Dam, 1012 NP Amsterdam

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Nieuwe Kerk Nieuwe Kerk
Nieuwe Kerk
Built in the Late Gothic style, the
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Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis) Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)
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Erected in 1648 as a City Hall, this
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Madame Tussaud Scenerama
Madame Tussaud Scenerama
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Amsterdam Historic Centre Amsterdam Historic Centre
Amsterdam Historic Centre
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Kalverstraat
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Stock Exchange (Beurs)
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Nieuwe Kerk Nieuwe Kerk
Nieuwe Kerk
Built in the Late Gothic style, the
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Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis) Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)
Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)
Erected in 1648 as a City Hall, this
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Amsterdam Historic Centre Amsterdam Historic Centre
Amsterdam Historic Centre
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