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3/26.- Amsterdam, the Medieval Centre

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Amsterdam has been built around a dam across the River Amstel, which is today’s Dam square, and the Damrak was the city’s original harbor.

Once you exit Central Station, walk straight on the Damrak (see photo) and you will arrive to the Dam square. Here you will see the Royal Palace, the Nieuwe Kerk (which is a museum hosting very good exhibitions around the year), the department store De Bijenkorf, Madame Tussaud’s Amsterdam and the Nationaal Monument, a WWII memorial.

The Damrak is crowded with souvenir shops and cheap restaurants (not always of high quality). East of the square is the historic part of the town which also hosts the famous Red Light District.

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