Dam Square is a very versatile square in the heart of Amsterdam. It is one of the most famous squares in the city, partly because there is just always something going on there. Whether it is some sort of political demonstration or a big event, you never know what you'll find going on. When we were there, there was some sort of small carnival complete with a ferris wheel and food vendors. We didn't feel like the rides looked safe enough to get on, but we enjoyed walking through and seeing the locals having a great time in their city!