It’s impossible to miss when you walk into the city center from the Amsterdam Central Station and just walk straight on, Dam Square!
Obviously popular among many tourists and a variety of street artists, ranging from musicians to live statues. Really, there’s not a moment during the day that there’s not something going on.
Also the view from the Dam Square is nothing to complain about. If you’re standing on the middle of the square, you’re surrounded by (clockwise) the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), the building of the Bijenkorf mall that belongs to the national heritage, the National Monument, the (almost) century old building of De Industrieele Club and Madame Tussauds.
When it comes to events, the Dam Square is where among others each year the National Remembrance takes place. Also there’s a funfair twice a year, with exciting rides and obviously a Ferris wheel.
Video Dam square in Amsterdam