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Royal Palace Amsterdam

Dam, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 522 6161
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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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Dam, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

the palace itself is beautiful, as was the surrounding area. unfortunately,the day we were there the tours were booked,so we did not go inside. we did get to see the beautiful white horses and stables close by.

Thank Shelbydee
Reviewed yesterday

The Royal Palace on the Dam of Amsterdam is like an automatic attraction when you walk around Amsterdam, you simply will and cannot miss it. It is not in active use for living anymore, other than official Royal gatherings and once a year on May...More

Thank ThomasEMM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been trying to visit the palace for several years. It has been closed for events or refurbishment or timing wasn’t right. Six time is the charm. It was beautiful inside with free audio guide for the entire tour and you get to see...More

Thank Jill4069
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a highlight that you can not miss during your visit to Amsterdam. The architecture elegance and the royal spirit is everywhere

Thank Bosha73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab place to visit forecourt area is full of touts wanting you to take apic some can be quite aggressive. But do barge through the crowds and enter this amazing Building not full open and would have liked to get to some of the upprr...More

Thank Alpal21
Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace is located at Dam square and encloses the square on one side. I don't this there entry for this palace but looks typically like another other European palace. You can take a few pictures and sit at its stairs to relax on the...More

Thank megha n
Reviewed 1 week ago

ourside of France. Astoundingly beautiful with out the Versailles bling! Still used today and lovely. Easy, point and listen audio tour. Right on Dam Square and well worth a 2 hour visit. Easy to negotiate for all. Central location.

Thank Bookshelfish
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know what to expect with this place, but it was one of the best attractions I saw. The place is spectacular; really! It's a self-paced tour, so you can marvel at your liesure.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I passed by the Royal Palace a few times whilst heading through Dam Square on our short vacation in Amsterdam. We did not go inside, only admired the magnificent architecture from the outside both during the day and in the evening. This...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace building is located right in the middle of Dam Square. The structure has magnificent and stunning external architecture. One can't miss it. It’s a great place for photography both during the day and the evening.

Thank ShaileshSoni
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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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honestreviewer83
7 August 2017|
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Response from Mrsloco | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are €10 at the door. We bought ours at the door and we didn't wait in line, and we went in July :)
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LisaKWSmith
5 May 2017|
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Response from Jean-Paul D | Reviewed this property |
correct we were there with a large group!!
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neha1392
13 September 2016|
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Response from wherewevebeen | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 hrs
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