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National Monument

Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviews (294)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a lovely monument and a great place to set as a meeting point as it's easy to find. It's very crowded but a very nice monument. Expect people in your photo.

Thank Lane-English
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not the main thing you must see in Amsterdam. The Square is do crowded and busy that after 5 minutes one wants to run away

Thank malgosiamatusiewicz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This site is a really nice meeting point. It's a spot that I will always remember. This site is a good marking point for navigational purposes especially for tourists and the perfect venue for photos.

Thank Carlosity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm disappointed that better care has not been taken of this monument, it's filthy and seems to be more of a meeting place than a respectful memorial. Shame really. It's in Dam Square so you'll tick off 2 boxes on your tourist hot spot list,...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of Amsterdam's Squares (pleins) have a central feature, and the National Monument is a fitting one in front of the Royal Palace

Thank codym481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Monument is nicely situated for a pop-in visit when touring Royal Palace Amsterdam or just taking in the vibe of the city's main square, the Dam. Every May 4, the monument becomes Ground Zero for the country's remembrance of war dead, particularly those...More

Thank AlpinerHut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really crowded everyday, this is like a gathering spot for everyone. and you don't feel lonely here. People sighting spot too!

Thank Ailine L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the dam square, the monument is a memorial to World War II. It was constructed in 1956 and consists of a white stone pillar on a base of concentric stone steps. A semi-circular wall surrounds the back of the monument and four chained...More

Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Monument was located at the heart of Dam Square for memories of WWII history. Currently it was the assembly point for local tours where the guides would briefly tell visitors on the background of this monument. The place was normally very crowded during...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to sit and take in the sights and sounds of Amsterdam for half an hour. This is also used as a meeting point for the walking tours. There's a lot of space here, plenty of places to sit and there always seems...More

Thank Brad P
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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