Gail Fisher / LAT
It helps to be a pigeon lover in the Dam, Amsterdam's main public square. The place has an ever-changing personality, from a book mart to a music festival site to the gathering place of backpackers and tourists. One of its attractions is the Royal Palace, which dates to the 17th century but is a youngster compared to the Dam. The square's name is associated with a dam on the Amstel River, a development that also gave the city its name.
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