Dam Square

Have few hours to spend in Amsterdam? This is what you can do


If you are traveling via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, you may want to see what the city has to offer tourists especially if you have to wait for long hours to catch your next flight.

Tour Operators at the airport advertise various tour packages to travelers on transit but recommends you spend these few hours at the Dam Square.

Dam Square has a bit of almost everything that Amsterdam has to offer. The tourist-packed area houses Koninklijk Palace, the 17th-century Royal Palace and also former home of the Dutch royal family. It serves as venue for royal functions.

Dam Square boasts of Amsterdam’s top tourist attractions. Visiting Dam Square alone means seeing almost all what Amsterdam has to offer tourists. Amsterdam’s great attractions like Nieuwe Kerk (the New Church); Madame Tussauds wax museum; and the National Memorial Statue are all found at the Dam Square.

Foster Sentence and I. Could you spot Michael Jackson behind me?

Madame Tussauds: Could you spot Michael Jackson behind me?

The public square is very huge. Dozens of cafes and shops with vendors all over selling food and souvenirs. Dam Square has a Ferris wheel to give tourists different views of Amsterdam, as well as plenty of entertainment, which ranges from street performers to music festivals.


Ferris Wheel at night in Dam Square, Amsterdam Stock Video Footage - Storyblocks Video

Ferris Wheel at night in Dam Square, Amsterdam Stock Video Footage – Storyblocks Video

And YES, you can also find the “Instagrammable” I AMSTERDAM letters.

And YES, you can also find the “Instagrammable” I AMSTERDAM letters. PHOTO: Air France

The good part is that, Dam Square is easily accessible from the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Both bus and train take approximately 25 minutes. If you have to wait for over 5 hours before flying, this is perfect for you.

Take note of your boarding time to avoid missing your flight. Have your train or bus ticket booked before beginning your Dam Square tour. Choose the bus/train that will get you to the airport at least an hour before departure.

Also note that you may not require transit visas to travel through Amsterdam Schiphol Airport but obtain the necessary visa to enable you exit the airport for the Dam Square experience.


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