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National Monument

Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“meeting point” (15 reviews)
“dam square” (67 reviews)
“royal palace” (17 reviews)
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Dam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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"meeting point"
in 15 reviews
"dam square"
in 67 reviews
"royal palace"
in 17 reviews
"world war ii"
in 11 reviews
"white travertine"
in 4 reviews
"circular wall"
in 3 reviews
"dutch resistance"
in 6 reviews
"who lost their lives"
in 2 reviews
"stone lions"
in 2 reviews
"important memorial"
in 2 reviews
"great memorial"
in 2 reviews
"krasnapolsky hotel"
in 2 reviews
"open square"
in 2 reviews
"nice square"
in 2 reviews
"starting point"
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"taking photos"
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"free tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam is the National Monument.Constructed in 1956,it's a memorial for the World War 2 victims.If you happen to be in Dam Square and you should then you are bound to notice this.Its more popular...More

Thank Padmini15
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the National Monument is in the middle of Dam Square and the place is always crowded you can ignore the facts that it is just a sea of people and dirty, however the architecture is simply horrible. All art-history professors around Netherlands are just...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This monument is very important for the Dutch. For tourists it’s a great meeting place. For locals this square is also a good place to put the bikes near de Bijenkorf for a quick pit stop. When I was on the fourth floor of the...More

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to just sit and people watch. This monument is facing Dam Square and across the road you can see many street performer and go places

Thank pixie-alex
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Certainly easy to find as it is very white, extremely tall and situated in a very visible position in Dam Square. Multi faceted with various focal carvings at various levels and points, on an obelisk this makes for a very fitting monument to WW11 victims.

Thank Nonapama
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place to walk around some beautiful buildings........ it’s very busy though. So be careful when taking photos!

Thank Sinead W
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

At busy Dam Square you will find the National Monument. It is a memorial to the second world war. It was built in 1956 and covered entirely by white travertine stone.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Located right opposite to the National palace of Amsterdam and walkable from Amsterdam Centraal...not a must visit, but then you can get some nice snaps around

Thank KishenHarendra
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The national monument is just another of the many beauties of Amsterdam! Very easy to get distracted by the other monuments around, but the square itself is one the biggest.

Thank EmanuelFusinato
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Every year, in the evening of May 4th, many people will gather here, including our Head of State, now King Willem Alexander, to place wreaths at the base of this monument to remember the people killed in World War II. This ceremony, including the two...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
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Nearby
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
...More
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