Get a Digital Glimpse of Amsterdam With Citywide Webcams

See the Bustling City Even Before You Arrive

Amsterdam - the Canal Ring
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Can't wait to see Amsterdam? The impatience you may feel of finally setting foot in the city and scouring every crevice can be alieved by getting a digital head-start with city's many live webcams. With so much to see, here is a list of the ten best webcams in Amsterdam to hold you over until your trip.

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    Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, Dam Square, View over Dam Square to Koninklijk Paleis Royal Palace, and Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
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    This webcam gives a splendid view of Dam Square, one of the most monument-studded spots in Amsterdam, from the popular Madame Tussauds wax museum.

    The webcam covers most of the attractions in the square, from the east side of the square, including the National Monument, De Bijenkorf department store, and Hotel Krasnapolsky as well the Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) and Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) on the west.

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    Terena's webcam captures the sound and vision of everyday Amsterdam. Tune in to listen to the bicycle (and tram) bells, the rustle of the wind in the trees and the familiar hum of traffic.

    The webcam is located near such attractions as the Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market), Munttoren (Mint Tower) and Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet), a museum of feline-inspired art.

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    Gaze at views from three web cams on the Overtoom, the road that leads to Amsterdam’s popular Leidseplein. 

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    Transportation Infrastructure Service

    Witness an ever-changing Amsterdam construction site on the Transportation Infrastructure Service webcam. Past projects include the Hogesluis, a monumental double drawbridge from the late 19th century.

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    Webcam Kade

    Watch the Piet Heinkade, a quay in the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam, where the popular Uitmarkt festival has taken place in previous years on Webcam Kade.

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    Society Webcam

    See Amsterdam from high society’s eyes on the Society Webcam. Presenting views onto chic Van Barlestraat and the P.C. Hooftstraat, home to the most exclusive names in fashion, you'll always see what's vogue in town.

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    Zuidas Robot Webcam

    View the Zuidas, (Southern Axis) an Amsterdam business district with that 400 companies, domestic and multinational, call their home on the Zuidas Robot Webcam.