Royal Palace Amsterdam

Royal Palace Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Royal Palace Amsterdam Reviews: 4/5

Royal Palace Amsterdam
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Royal Palace Amsterdam is in use by the Dutch Royal House. Most of the year, the Royal Palace is alsof open for visitors. You are welcome to discover the rich history and interior of this magnificent building in the heart of Amsterdam. Visitors are welcome to discover the building's rich past and legacies left by it's successive occupants - as Amsterdam's Town Hall for 150 years, the French Royal and Imperial Palace for 5 years and the Palace of the House of Orange for the past two centuries. The Royal Palace was built in the seventeenth century as the Town Hall of Amsterdam, after a design by Jacob van Campen. It's paintings and sculptures were made by some of the most distinguished artists of the time and allude to the city's influence and prosperity in the Dutch Golden Age. In 1808 Louis Napoleon, brother of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, became King of Holland and converted the Town Hall into a Palace. The superb collection of Empire furniture, clocks and chandeliers date from that period. The collection of Empire furniture is one of the best preserved and most complete collections in the world. The rooms in the Palace are decorated with artworks from the collection of the House of Orange-Nassau Historic Collections Trust. Many paintings show the various members of the family of Orange-Nassau
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Burgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 9 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 10 min walk
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,288 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
I'm not into royalty, but I am very.much into history. My wife and I did the audio tour. Interesting and informative. Reviewed by Miles A. of Boca Raton, FL.
Written 24 June 2022
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Climbmom
Edmonton, Canada105 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A very good audio tour even if I did foolishly listen to the children’s version. It’s a beautiful palace and I wish I had more knowledge gained from the grown-up audio guide.
Written 31 May 2022
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Claire C
Taunton, UK8 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
- unlike the other museums we visited the audio tour is free and is worth listening to in order to fully appreciate what you are seeing.
- efficient cloak rooms
Written 22 May 2022
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rbrta_x
Bedford, UK575 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Decided to go in here last minute, to kill time before a tour. Bought tickets at the desk, card only. 25 euros for 2 and a free audio tour. Can't take bags in and there's a free cloakroom, but saw other people with bags. You can't exactly knock anything over or even steal anything, as everything is behind perspex or rope barriers...
Beautiful interior, which wouldn't suspect from the dark exterior. Worth a visit if you're interested in Dutch royalty or need to get out of the rain... But I wouldn't bother again.
Written 19 May 2022
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HoldenHouse
Colorado Springs, CO54 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We loved this self-guided tour! Very organized, easy to follow along and this is a beautiful museum with amazing art, furniture and history of Amsterdam and the royal families. Easy to access, check in and no need to make reservations ahead of time. Plenty of space to go at your own speed and enjoy all the beauty of this building and the artifacts.
Written 14 May 2022
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ548 contributions
Apr 2022
The Royal Palace is one of the largest and most prestigious buildings in Amsterdam, located on Dam Square in the old city center. An audio guide is provided as part of the price of admission and provides an excellent overview of the royal family and their reception palace. The palace is definitely worth a visit while in Amsterdam.
Written 17 April 2022
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Eileen S
Sallins, Ireland54 contributions
Feb 2022
Strongly recommended and really good value i.e. kids are free, we booked online but got there early and were admitted right away, Staff are professional and welcoming. The palace is a wonderful experience that gives insights to eons past and I really enjoyed 2 hours walking around, would love to return
Written 12 April 2022
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Alison B
Fife, UK16 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Beautiful Palace in Dam Square, absolutely stunning interiors. Well set out and hand held audio description was very good. Staff very friendly and approachable. Good value for money. Definitely go early as it gets busy quite quickly. Took us just over an hour to get around the whole tour.
Written 20 March 2022
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia14,107 contributions
Dec 2021
Located just off dam square is this truly palatial structure, built in the 1600's in the Dutch Baroque style, excellent spot for selfies especially at night
Written 29 January 2022
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Lexie G
17 contributions
Nov 2021
Entrance to the palace is only 10 euros and it is well worth it. It includes a free audio tour that is offered in multiple languages and it gives an in depth explanation of basically everything inside the palace. If you have kids with you, don't worry, they have an audio tour for them too that is story based.

It is a very grand place to be and the intricacies in the stonework are incredible. Everything has meaning and the symbolism runs deep.

Definitely don't sit this one out!
Written 22 December 2021
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