Heading to Amsterdam and want to stay in the middle of all the hustle and bustle? Dam Square is the city's main town square, a lively meeting place for locals and tourists alike, with a fantastic atmosphere all day and night. It is full of street artists and makes for a great place to stop and enjoy the vibe of city life, people watch and relax with loved ones. You can find several restaurants and cafes in the area, and there are plenty of monuments and things to see nearby, including the legendary wax museum Madame Tussauds. Renting accommodation near Dam Square is a great option for those who want to be able to explore Amsterdam from the doorstep, as so much of the city is within walking distance. For the sights a little further away from the center, do what the locals do and rent a bike. Amsterdam is one of the world's most bike friendly cities and it is weird that somebody doesn't own a bike here. Unlike many cities, it is very easy to get around, with bike paths everywhere, and drivers are very cautious and accepting of cyclists. If you are travelling in family, a holiday rental is a real no brainer. Renting works out much cheaper than booking several rooms in a hotel, and it is much more comfortable, with all the commodities you could ask for to make you feel right at home. Enjoy absolute privacy in one of the many spacious holiday rentals near Dam Square, all with fully equipped kitchens and living areas. This means you can prepare and cook food when you want, helping to keep within your budget. Eating out can be expensive in Amsterdam, and going out for drinks is certainly not cheap. In a rented apartment, you can cook or order take away food and eat together after a crazy day of sightseeing. To save more money, make breakfast, lunch or dinner in the apartment and shop in the supermarkets nearby to discover local produce that you may never have seen before. A great way to get a real taste of Holland and live like a local!Dam Square is just a 5-10 minute walk from the Central Station in Amsterdam, and is connected to all parts of the city by trams. Ask the owner of the self-catering apartment if you have any questions about the area. This is one of the advantages of renting an apartment in a local neighbourhood - you get first hand, insider knowledge from someone who really knows Amsterdam inside out!