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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
+31 20 522 6161
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I make it a point to visit any palace that exists within any European city I find myself in. Not once have I been disappointed. This one in particular is not out of the way, it's smack in the middle of Dam Square, right across...More

Thank mrsgfaz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the palace on a November afternoon. Attraction was full of history and great architecture. Probably one of the best things we did in Amsterdam. The free audio guide is a nice bonus if you want to know more history.

Thank MayfieldParrish
Reviewed 4 days ago

How often do you get to enter a palace? And even more, a place that throughout history has often been ant its very center during the time the Dutch were ruling the waves? (Sorry Brittain). This place is still in use when heads of state...More

Thank Luecht
Reviewed 5 days ago

When you arrived in Amsterdam first of all try to visit it...and you will feel immediately the atmosphere of the entire city. All the time is holliday here!

Thank gsavoiu
Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside far more spectacular then the outside suggests. TIP: stroll relaxed 1-2 hours and don't forget the big church on the left when leaving (royal marriages)

Thank Hans M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to include a visit to the Royal Palace whilst in Amsterdam The external architecture was simply stunning Once inside we were amazed and delighted with the whole palace Enjoyed our visit and hope to return sometime soon

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This looked so lovely from outside big and historical with so many things to admire about the structure and architecture.

Thank lindagarrood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see the Dutch Royal Palace from the inside. From the outside you don't except such a spectaculair building and beauty on the inside. Before going check if it is open to the public: the Royal Palace is closed when the royal family recieves...More

Thank Westliving
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love looking at this building from the outside. Located right in the middle of Dam Square, it is not to be missed. How can you it is a magnificent structure. Originally the city hall for Amsterdam, it was given to the country of Holland...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not our first visit to Amsterdam, but we had not previously been able to get inside the Palace. It is worth visiting. You get an audio guide included in the admission price and you can do the tour of the palace at your...More

1  Thank roaming_kiwi58
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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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 :)
5 May 2017|
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Response from Jean-Paul D | Reviewed this property |
correct we were there with a large group!!
13 September 2016|
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Response from wherewevebeen | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 hrs