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20 Attractions to Explore Near Dam Square

Dam Square
Dam SquareDam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dam square is one of the most famous destinations in the city center of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Its notable buildings and frequent events make it one of the most well-known and important locations in the city and the country. The square street connects the main artery streets Damrak and Rokin and provides passage to the main shopping streets of Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk

Nearby Attractions

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam0.05 KMs away from Dam Square

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is home to hundreds of historical and royal figures, film and sports stars, and immersive themed galleries. The collection of Madame Tussauds Amsterdam consists of a collection of wax figures of famous celebrities in different categories such as the Golden Age of Dutch history, music, sport and film.

National Monument
National Monument0.08 KMs away from Dam Square

The National Monument on Dam Square is a 1956 cenotaph in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A national Remembrance of the Dead ceremony is held at the monument every year on 4 May to commemorate the casualties of World War II and subsequent armed conflicts.

Royal Palace Amsterdam
Royal Palace Amsterdam0.09 KMs away from Dam Square

The Royal Palace Amsterdam is King Willem-Alexander’s official reception palace. In addition, the Palace is open to visitors as much as possible. The Palace is the largest and most prestigious building from the seventeenth century, making it one of The Netherlands’ most important monuments.The palace was built as a city hall during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. The building became the royal palace of King Louis Napoleon and later of the Dutch Royal House.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Ripley's Believe It or Not!0.09 KMs away from Dam Square

Ripley's Believe It or Not! was an American franchise founded by Robert Ripley, which deals in bizarre events and items so strange and unusual that readers might question the claims. Originally a newspaper panel, the Believe It or Not feature proved popular and was later adapted into a wide variety of formats, including radio, television, comic books, a chain of museums and a book series.

The New Church
The New Church0.11 KMs away from Dam Square

The New Church is a 15th-century church in Amsterdam located on Dam Square, next to the Royal Palace. Formerly a Dutch Reformed Church parish, it now belongs to the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. It is no longer used for church services but is used as an exhibition space. It is also used for organ recitals. There is a café in one of the buildings attached to the church that has an entrance to the church.

Body Worlds Amsterdam
Body Worlds Amsterdam0.24 KMs away from Dam Square

Body Worlds is a traveling exposition of dissected human bodies, animals, and other anatomical structures of the body that have been preserved through the process of plastination. Gunther von Hagens developed the preservation process which "unite subtle anatomy and modern polymer chemistry. More than 200 real human bodies are a part of this Amsterdam Body Worlds interactive exhibition.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam0.32 KMs away from Dam Square

The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum is a museum located in De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands. According to the museum, more than two million visitors have visited the exhibition since it opened in 1985. The museum also focuses on how hemp can be used for agricultural and industrial purposes, even including clothing accessories and cosmetic products made from hemp fiber. In 2012 the museum opened a second location in Barcelona, the Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum.

Dungeon Amsterdam
Dungeon Amsterdam0.33 KMs away from Dam Square

Amsterdam Dungeon attraction is a horror theater show. Walking through the Dungeon, you get to see short performances accompanied by sound, smell and light effects. Most of the show happens in almost complete darkness, with actors barely visible, so the main attraction is the thrill of the unknown, terrifying and old fashioned.

Amsterdam Museum
Amsterdam Museum0.39 KMs away from Dam Square

A majestic museum opened in 1926 in the Waag, one of Amsterdam's 15th-century city gates, which says about the history of Amsterdam. The museum exhibits various items related to the history of Amsterdam, from the Middle Ages to the present time. Many of the original furnishings of the city orphanage are on display. The museum has on display paintings, models, archeological findings, photographs, but also less likely items such as a playable carillon, a Witkar and a replica of Café 't Mandje.

The Oude Church
The Oude Church0.40 KMs away from Dam Square

The Oude Church is the is Amsterdam’s oldest building founded circa 1213 and consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as its patron saint. After the Reformation in 1578, it became a Calvinist church, which it remains today. It stands in De Wallen, now Amsterdam's main red-light district. The square surrounding the church is the Oudekerksplein.

Erotic Museum
Erotic Museum0.46 KMs away from Dam Square

This is a museum dedicated to sensuality, kink, and X-rated art and objects. Learn the history of the Red Light District and see some unusual sex-centric exhibitions. The museum includes other attractions as well, such as a collection of John Lennon's lithographs, erotic photos, and a version of the animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that contains a 'twist'.

Allard Pierson
Allard Pierson0.48 KMs away from Dam Square

The Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. It is situated at the Oude Turfmarkt 127 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Artifacts from the ancient civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria, and the Roman Empire are curated and exhibited in this museum.

Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel
Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel0.50 KMs away from Dam Square

The Sexmuseum or the Temple of Venus is a sex museum located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A special museum in the field of love with an extensive collection of erotic images, paintings, visual material, objects and much more. Before the opening of the Temple of Venus, there was a museum about everything, but the historical and artistic sides of sex remained underexposed.

Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic Museum - Former Hidden Catholic Church)

This is a 17th-century canal house, house church, and museum in the city center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Catholic Church was built on the top three floors of the canal house during the 1660s. It is an important example of a "schuilkerk", or "clandestine church" in which Catholics and other religious dissenters from the seventeenth century Dutch Reformed Church, unable to worship in public, held services.

Negen Straatjes
Negen Straatjes0.54 KMs away from Dam Square

De Negen Straatjes is a neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands located in the Grachtengordel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises nine side streets off the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Singel in central Amsterdam which have been promoting themselves with that name since the 1990s.

Homomonument
Homomonument0.55 KMs away from Dam Square

The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination." It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.

Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House0.64 KMs away from Dam Square

The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. It preserves the hiding place, has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, and has an exhibition space about all forms of persecution and discrimination. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Torture Museum
Torture Museum0.66 KMs away from Dam Square

The Torture Museum, Amsterdam is a small museum located in the heart of Amsterdam, near the flower market overlooking the Singel canal. It is included in the list of the world's most unusual museums.The museum features a variety of interesting devices, from well known objects like the Guillotine, the rack and the stocks, to lesser known objects like thumb screws and the flute of shame.

Basilica of Saint Nicholas
Basilica of Saint Nicholas0.68 KMs away from Dam Square

The Basilica of Saint Nicholas is located in the Old Centre district of Amsterdam, Netherlands, very close to Amsterdam's main railway station. The church is built on a previously urban site, necessitating a northwest-southeast axis to be adopted, rather than the standard east-west axis. The main facade is flanked by two towers, with a rose window in between.

Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Amsterdam Tulip Museum0.68 KMs away from Dam Square

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum was founded and sponsored by a local bulb company. It traces the history of the tulip in the Netherlands. From the origin of the tulip in Central Asia, to the Tulip Mania, to cultivation and modern hybridization in the Netherlands. Also visit the Flower Bulb Shop and view other tulip related items.