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Our most recommended Dam Square Activities

  • Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Ticket

    1. Madame Tussauds Amsterdam Ticket

    At Madame Tussauds Amsterdam you can sparkle among the stars. Right in the heart of Amsterdam you can drink a cup of coffee with George Clooney, get your picture taken with members of the Dutch Royal family and pick up your paintbrush alongside world-famous artists such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt. If you are you dreaming about a career as a real TV-host, come and discover your presentation skills at the new TV studio by reading the autocue. Or is music more your thing? How about recording a duet with Adele in the recording studio, or joining DJs Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Hardwell or Martin Garrix in the DJ booth. Immerse yourself into this amazing interactive world. You’ll never see as many stars in Amsterdam as at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

    Easy to buy tickets, easy to find the museum, not long queues due to the time slot. Everything worked out just fine.

  • Amsterdam's Weirdest Museum: Believe It or Not!

    2. Amsterdam's Weirdest Museum: Believe It or Not!

    Go on a journey of discovery at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Amsterdam and enter Ripley's Pop Culture Gallery to see a collection of amazing art made of bizarre and unusual materials. Admire a Bugatti carved out of wood and a 7-meter long robot made of car parts. Discover curiosities from ancient cultures. See real shrunken heads from the Amazon and an authentic spacesuit from Russia. There's even a miniature version of the Bible that was carried on board Apollo 14. Take photos of remarkable people from around the world and come face to face with the 2.7-meter tall Robert Wadlow. Gasp in awe at the "Lizard Man" who underwent body modification to look like a real lizard. You are also invited to immerse yourself in Dutch culture. Enter a replica of a traditional windmill or crawl into a piece of cheese! Bring your imagination to life in the themed rooms and see what Amsterdam would look u...

    The activity was amazing. Rad ,the tour guide, was wonderful guid for us and more than that he lat us the dealing that he knows everything about Amsterdam and it was wonderful.

  • Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Spanish Tour

    3. Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam & Marken Spanish Tour

    Depart Amsterdam by luxury bus on this 8-hour, small group, Spanish-language tour and head north of the city to see the historic windmills of Zaanse Schans on the banks of the river Zaan. Explore the traditional 17th-century houses and a collection of beautifully preserved windmills from the nation’s industrial heritage. Continue on to visit Edam, a beautiful town known worldwide for its cheese. Before the end the day, go to Volendam and Marken, passing many authentic polders, the name given to land reclaimed from the sea. Wander down narrow streets, past colorful houses and visit the harbors full of fishing boats. You will have some free time to shop for souvenirs and sample the local fish specialties. Back in Amsterdam, you will be dropped off at the meeting point.

    I have to say this was one if the not the most incredible tour we’ve had so far! I want to start off by saying that our guide Estefanía was the best in every possible way to describe it, incredibly knowledgeable about each of the sites we visited in North Holland, super accommodating of our individual needs and of the group, managed tour time perfectly well, and overall a super sweet, exemplary tour guide which others should emulate! The tour itself was breathtaking, impressive sceneries and activities, the towns we visited were honestly so beautiful they looked like scenes taken out from movies or posters! Will definitely book with Camaleon again, and hopefully we’re booked with the same AWESOME tour guide! Gracias Estefanía de parte de la familia Soto-Rivero. :)

  • Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

    4. Amsterdam: Culture & History Walking Tour in German

    Visit famous sites of Amsterdam downtown and get an overview of the city on this 2.5-hour walking tour dedicated to culture and history. Profit from tips every adventurous traveler needs to know and make the best of your trip. Find out which food you should taste and which districts can be discovered independently by bike. Listen to your guide telling you which architectural designs were popular in the past and get an idea of the people of Amsterdam. Hear stories about how merchants, salesmen and the poor used to live in the Middle Ages, why the world of art blossomed in the Golden Era, how World War II has changed the people of the city and what it feels like to live in the tolerant, multicultural city today. Start your tour in the heart of the city at Dam Square, where Amsterdam was founded. The tour leads you past the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, the New Church Nieuwe Kerk and past th...

    Vera was professional, cheerful, witty, a treasure of info. Managed the group, distance and time beautifully

  • Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    5. Amsterdam: City Walking Tour

    Explore Amsterdam with a local guide who knows all the city’s secrets. During this walking tour, learn about the city’s heritage as you visit popular sites, as well as some local gems along the way. Learn about the history of the city, from its beginnings as a muddy village on the River Amstel to how it became the most important trading city in Europe. Topics covered range from the history of sex work and drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, to the tragedy of Anne Frank’s story and the Nazi occupation. The aim of this unique tour is to give you the perfect introduction to the city. Whether you go on to visit one of Amsterdam’s famous museums or check out the cafés and bars of the Jordaan District, this tour will help you to get your bearings in this often confusing city and allow you to make the most out of your stay.

  • Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    6. Amsterdam: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Start your Amsterdam tour by jumping on board a bicycle and traveling like the locals do. On this quirky Amsterdam bike tour you will use the city’s most beloved form of transportation and hear stories and tales from the city’s past and present. You’ll feel like a true Amsterdammer in no time. Weave your way through Amsterdam’s history by starting downtown. See all the major highlights as you learn about Amsterdam's rich history. Cycle over bridges, along idyllic canals, and into hidden courtyards. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the picturesque city. At each stop your guide will tell you about the history of the sites that you’re visiting and also about Amsterdam's culture.

  • Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Windmills Live Guided Tour

    7. Amsterdam: Volendam, Edam and Windmills Live Guided Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam on a half-day guided tour of the Dutch countryside, starting with a 20-minute drive to the windmill village of Zaanse Schans. This outdoor conservation area is situated on the banks of the Zaan River and is home to traditional 18th and 19th century architecture, including several functioning windmills. Watch live demonstrations of craftsmen at work, including a clog maker crafting the famous wooden shoes of the Netherlands. There will be some free time to explore the village on your own, before traveling through the distinctive polders (land reclaimed from the water) of the Beemster area. From there continue on to Edam, also commonly referred to as the pearl of the Zuiderzee. Edam’s ancient streets and tranquil canals are lined by beautiful 17th century buildings, including the leaning Carillon tower, the Great Church, and town hall. Most famou...

    The cheese making demonstration in Edam was very interesting and the variety of cheeses available to taste was enlightening. The windmills in Volendam were beautiful and the tour inside was fascinating. Volendam itself was a lovely village but touristy, a larger version of Holland Michigan.

  • Amsterdam: "Fall in Love with Amsterdam" German Walking Tour

    8. Amsterdam: "Fall in Love with Amsterdam" German Walking Tour

    This tour goes through all the interest points of Amsterdam's old city and lasts approximately 3 hours. Together with a local German speaking tour guide you'll stroll through highlights such as Nieuwmarkt, Waterloopleinmarkt, Rembrandt House, Amsterdam canals, Amstel river, Amsterdam's Flower Market and Dam Square. At each interest point, another piece of Dutch history will be revealed by the guide. The tour is full of engaging stories and anecdotes that will change the way you see the city. The tour visits three different markets (Nieuwmarkt, Waterloopleinmarkt and Amsterdam's Flower Market). Upon arrival at each market, the guide will tell its story (with Q&A) and will set sufficient time for you to explore the market by yourself. Get a Dutch cultural infusion (auf Deutsch) as well as tips and hints on local happenings.

    We had a lovely tour through Amsterdam! The guide was very knowledgable and nice:) We had a great time and got recommendations for the rest of our trip.

  • Private Amsterdam Walking Tour in German or English

    9. Private Amsterdam Walking Tour in German or English

    Meet your tour guide in front of the Amsterdam central station. Here your guide will introduce themselves and walk with you to the Old Town area and Red Light District. Learn about the Amsterdam history and see many sights like the Old Church, China Town, and the narrowest street of Amsterdam. After the Red Light District, walk to the Royal Palace, Dam Square, and Begijnhof. Hear interesting stories about the Dutch and learn everything you need to know about Amsterdam. Then head to the floating street market, where you could buy everything that is flower related. The tour ends at the Dam Square.

    Tony really helped our family get on the right track with how to start our vacation. We met him on the first day of our arrival, and was very thankful for his insights on the city, as well as his other tips to put us on the right track. I can say without a doubt that the knowledge you receive from this walking tour will ultimately cover the cost of it. Thanks Tony!

  • Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

    10. Amsterdam: Private City Walking Tour

    Enjoy a private walking tour and see all the main sights of the historic center, including the enchanting bridges, barges, houseboats and mercantile houses of the Canal Belt. Get well-acquainted with Amsterdam’s cobblestoned streets, walking over the many beautiful bridges overlooking the iconic canals on the Canal Belt. Be guided along the waterways, seeing the recognizable tall and slim buildings, numerous houseboats, and, of course, some of the most famous sights in the city. Learn how the city evolved from a muddy town on the Amstel River in the 12th century to the modern day metropolis. Get a local’s perspective and discover some little-known secrets of the city, including tree-lined squares and private courtyards. Get priceless tips on how to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Dam Square

It is a beautifully designed building with sculptures and craftsmanship of the highest quality. The furnishings were sumptuous with paintings of the highest quality. Its history, being trans-formed from Town Hall to Palace, is fascinating and illustrates the great changes in Amsterdam's growth. Well worth a visit.

Very educational and interesting! In addition, the audio guide option is highly recommended and can be used flexibly.

Very informative tour and great guide, very motovated. A nice way to be introduced to the city highlights.

It is a very nice house. The rooms shown are very well designed. The visit is an experience.

The palace and the audio guide are extremely well presented and very informative.