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“Beautiful Royal Palace”

Royal Palace Amsterdam
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US$ 24.28*
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Amsterdam Winter Walk City Tour
Ranked #60 of 574 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it took us a minute to get used to the self-guided tour, we enjoyed our time here. The palace is beautiful and accessible. It was a quick 60 minutes and the information shared was interesting. The audio tour allows you to dive as deep as you want about the subject/item you are viewing, which is a nice touch if you're pressed for time. Overall, money well spent!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I did not go in, I really enjoyed looking at the facade of the building and reading the information on the pillars. The sound of the bells was also lovely and worth a visit for. It’s a grand beautiful building, with clearly a lot of history. Worth a walk past, if even only for the photos.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the palace spontaneously on our first day in Amsterdam when we saw it in Dam square. I would recommend going if you have spare time as the interiors of the building are beautiful to look at and it was interesting to learn about the royal family and their history through the helpful audio guides. The student ticket prices also helped to make the attraction more affordable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very beautiful palace..U can see this palace in 1 hour..The entrance is very beautiful..The audio tour is very useful..

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was really nice and the audio guide very useful. It was using WiFi technology and you could learn about each room.

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