Amsterdam attractions: Dam Square
Dam Square (De Dam) is a major area of Amsterdam, which received its name from a dam built on the river Amstel in the middle of the XIII century. Gradually, the design grew and strengthened, and then evolved into a full-area, around which the whole city rose. Here a long time housed a fish market, due to which the area has become a commercial and political center of Amsterdam. In 1837, the square appeared Zohera Stock Exchange, but in 1903 the building was destroyed and in its place built De Beyenkorf department (De Bijenkorf), lived up to the present day.
In the middle of the XIX century, the area was given the status of "National". From that moment on it is constantly held a variety of parades, demonstrations and mass events. Dame is not a very large area, it measures about 200 by 100 meters, but here are the main attractions of Amsterdam.
Dame View of the top area
National Monument on the Ladies Square: It was established in memory of the victims of World War II
How to get: Square is located in the heart of the old city at the intersection of Damrak and Rokin streets (Dam 1). You can get to it on foot from the central station or tram №№ 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 24, 25 before the stop "DAM".