Hotels near Dam Square, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Hotels near Dam SquareAmsterdam is no less than a magical city, and is the capital city of Netherlands, or Holland, as it is popularly called. The city is taken as one amongst the financial and cultural centers of the whole of the Europe continent. That just doesn't end here; it is equally popular destination with tourists, from all around the globe. It is no wonder, why Amsterdam is ranked as one of the most visited cities in the world.
Amsterdam is home to many beautiful attractions which are worth a visit. Be it museums, canals, famous squares or historical buildings, there is no lack of places you can visit while in Amsterdam. As there is no shortage of attractions, there is no shortage of Amsterdam hotels as well. Whether you want a most luxurious hotel to stay in Amsterdam, or a budget room, the city has something for you.
When it comes to attractions, Dam Square is one such beautiful and popular attraction. It is a town square, and frequent events and notable building make it the most important location of the city. It is located just 750m south of the Amsterdam central station. Notable buildings include the Magna Plaza shopping centre and also the largest department store in Amsterdam, De Bijenkorf (The Beehive). The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is also situated in Dam Square. Free of charge guided tours are on offer on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons.
The name Dam is derived from its original function, which was of a dam, on the river Amstel. Interestingly, the city also gets its name from the river Amstel. The dam was built somewhere around the year 1270, and was the first connection linking the settlements on the either side of the river.
Dam square is flooded with restaurants, food stalls, and shops galore. The place is so busy round the clock that you might have to wait for you turn to get a seat in one of the many bars and cafe around.
There are many hotels in this part of the city, but if you are not staying in one of the hotels near Dam Square, you can take a tram, metro or bus to central station, and from there it is hardly five minutes' walk to reach Dam Square; or if you are not staying at too far a place, you can even cycle your way to this square.
Index of hotels near Dam Square