De Dam Square Amsterdam De Dam is a square which was built in the 13th century in the historic centre of Amsterdam. A 22m high marble statue known as The Dam is a national monument located in the centre of Dam Square and it was built in memory of the soldiers killed during the Second World War. In the 1960s, the square was renowned worldwide for the Dam Square hippies and today it is a meeting point for both tourists and locals. The square has many restaurants, bars and famous attractions such as the Amsterdam Diamond Center. The famous waxwork museum, Madame Tussauds and the Nieuwe kerk are also popular attractions located in the square. Amsterdam Guide | Monuments in Amsterdam Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.