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Dam Square Amsterdam Buildings

National Monument in centre of southern half of Square:

Dam Square Amsterdam National Monument
photograph © Adrian Welch

Dam Square Photos

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.

Dam Square Dam Square
photographs © Adrian Welch

Dam Square buildings, looking east – department store:

Dam Square buildings Dam Square buildings
photographs © Adrian Welch

Royal Palace of Amsterdam – Koninklijk Paleis te Amsterdam
Dates built: 1648/65
Design: Jacob Van Campen architect

Koninklijk Paleis te Amsterdam Royal Palace of Amsterdam Royal Palace of Amsterdam Koninklijk Paleis te Amsterdam
photographs © Adrian Welch

Dutch Classical architecture formerly ‘The Town Hall’:

Dutch Classical architecture Dutch Classical architecture Dutch Town Hall Dutch Town Hall Building
photographs © Adrian Welch

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.

Dam Square buildings, eastern side:

Dam Square Dam Square Dam Square Amsterdam
photographs © Adrian Welch

Hotel Krasnapolsky, on the South side of the square:

Hotel Krasnapolsky Hotel Krasnapolsky Building Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam
photographs © Adrian Welch

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,[1] was set up in 1956.
Source: Wikipedia

Location: Dam Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Architecture in Amsterdam

Contemporary Architecture in the Dutch Capital City

Amsterdam Architecture – contemporary building information
WoZoCo Amsterdam Architecture
photograph © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam Buildings – historic building information
Amsterdam Buildings
photo © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam Architecture Tours

Room On The Roof, de Bijenkorf
Design: i29 interior architects
Room on the Roof
New Architecture by Dam Square – 8 Feb 2016
This architectural intervention is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, a unique spot in the historic heart of the city – on Dam Square – that has been converted into a cultural haven.

Landscape Architecture

Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
Cafe de Pare Westerstraat Amsterdam
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat

Masterplan Marktkwartier, Amsterdam, North-Holland, The Netherlands
Architects: Mecanoo
Masterplan Marktkwartier Housing Amsterdam
images : GVd Werff, Bank Amsterdam and Mecanoo
Masterplan Marktkwartier Amsterdam

Dutch Architectural Designs

Major New Dutch Buildings

Netherlands Architecture Designs – chronological list

Dutch Buildings

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