The Dam and surrounding

The Dam and surrounding

Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, Madame Tussauds

In the centre of Amsterdam is the Dam itself. On the large square where many official meetings took place, a “normal day” often gives you street performers and sometimes amusement rides (during the holidays). But do not forget to look around you, at the beautiful buildings on Dam Square.

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace on Dam Square is still the official reception palace for the King, but is also often open to the public. Check the days on which you can plan a visit to the site of the Royal Palace on Dam Square.

New Church

To the right of the palace (for viewers), is the New Church. Here Willem-Alexander and Maxima were married in 2002 and also was the inauguration of Willem-Alexander as king in 2013. The new church is often used for exhibitions.

On the other side of Dam Square, next to the Bijenkorf department store, the 22 meter tall National Monument is towering above the buildings. This is the most important monument in our country for the commemoration of World War II. The monument is central to the annual National Remembrance Day on 4 May.

Madame Tussauds

Also not to be missed is the famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, on the corner near the Rokin.