Dam Square Amsterdam, Building Photos, Architecture, Holland, Design, Image
Dam Amsterdam : Architecture
Building Images – Civic Space in Holland, Europe
Dam Square Photos
Dam Square Amsterdam Buildings
National Monument in centre of southern half of Square:
Dam Square buildings, looking east – department store:
Royal Palace of Amsterdam – Koninklijk Paleis te Amsterdam
Dates built: 1648/65
Design: Jacob Van Campen, architect
Dutch Classical architecture formerly ‘The Town Hall’:
Dam Square buildings, eastern side:
Hotel Krasnapolsky, on the South side of the square:
This famous dutch square lies in the historical center of Amsterdam, approximately 750 meters south of the main transportation hub, Centraal Station, at the original location of the dam in the river Amstel. It is roughly rectangular in shape, stretching about 200 meters from west to east and about 100 meters from north to south. It links the streets Damrak and Rokin, which run along the original course of the Amstel River from Centraal Station to Muntplein (Mint Square) and the Munttoren (Mint Tower). The Dam also marks the endpoint of the other well-traveled streets Nieuwendijk, Kalverstraat and Damstraat. A short distance beyond the northeast corner lies the main red-light district: de Wallen.
Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, Amsterdam’s main square became a “national” square well known to nearly everyone in the Netherlands. It has frequently been the location of demonstrations and events of all kinds, and a meeting place for many people. On 4 May every year, the Dutch celebrate National Memorial Day (Nationale Dodenherdenking), in observance of which the last addition to the square, the National Monument, was set up in 1956.
Location:Dam Square, Amsterdam