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On this webcam, placed on top of Madame Tussauds and overlooking the famous Dam Square, you can see the Royal Palace, The North/South Tram Line going to Central Station along the Damrak, The National Monument, the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and De Bijenkorf Department Store. You can also quite often see street performers entertaining tourists on the square throughout the day.
In the native language of the webcam owner
LIVE beelden vanaf de Dam via onze HD Pan/Tilt/Zoom WebCam. Onder het LIVE beeld kunt u een andere camera positie kiezen, bijv. Majestic.
is the Netherlands' largest city although not the capital. Its name is derived from "Amstel dam",Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, Vol 1, p896-898. pointing to the city's origin: a dam on the river Amstel. The city is known for its historic port, the Rijksmuseum, its red-light district ("de Wallen"), its liberal coffeeshops, and its many canals which have led to Amsterdam being called the "Venice of the North". During the Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam was one of the most important ports in the world, with innovative developments in trade, and became the leading centre for finance and diamonds. The city, founded in the late 12th century as a small fishing village, has grown to become the largest city in the Netherlands with a population of 743,104 inhabitants, containing at least 172 nationalities. Amsterdam and its surrounding metropolitan area have a population of 1 million to about 1.5 million people, depending on definition, and is part of the Randstad conurbation, which has ... Read more about Amsterdam on Wikipedia