Hit the play button and see what’s going on in Amsterdam at this moment. It’s live, free and fun. Dam Square is called “De Dam” in Dutch. It’s a square in the center of Amsterdam and it’s located 750 meters away from Central Station. It is the historic heart of Holland’s capital and the location of many events of national significance.
On the Dam you can find the Royal Palace, the New Church, the Wax Museum Madame Tussauds, the department-store De Bijenkorf (literally, “the beehive”) and the National Monument, where the annual National Remembrance Day is held yearly on the 4th of May. A short distance beyond the northeast corner lies the oldest part of Amsterdam: The Red Light District, locally known as “De Wallen”.
“De Dam” derives its name from its original function: a dam on Amsterdam’s Amstel river. This is how Amsterdam got its name. Built in approximately 1270, the dam formed the first connection between the settlements on the sides of the river. Dam Square is where we start our tours. Would you like to learn more about Dutch culture, Amsterdam and the world famous “Wallen” area? Join our Red Light District Tour with a local guide.
Damrak is the street that leads up to Dam Square from Amsterdam Central Station, adjacent to Dam Square is Beursplein (stock exchange square). Holland’s current stock exchange can be still be found at this beautiful historic square.
Below you can see the livestream from a webcam located inside the Red Light District area. This free Amsterdam Red Light District webcam is located on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, next to Cafe Emelot and on the opposite side of the Dutch FEBO snack-bar. The Oudezijds Voorburgwal is the oldest canal in Amsterdam. On this webcam can see how people explore the Red Light District by foot, bicycle and by boat. During our tours, we walk here as well.