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 lies 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 Beijenkorf (literally, “the beehive”) and the National Monument, where the annual National Remembrance Day is held 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 Red Light District 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.
Below you check out 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. You can see how people explore the Red Light District by foot, bicycle and by boat. During our tours, we walk here as well.