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Royal Palace Amsterdam

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Centrum
As featured in 3 Days in Amsterdam and 5 other guides
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Address: Dam, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 522 6161
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Royal Palace Amsterdam is in use by the Dutch Royal House. Most of the...

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 palace is situated in Dam square and looks great.it cost 10 euros each to get in but it is the best 10 euros you will spend as the inside is beautiful .originally build as a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wandered around and through the palace one evening on our way back from Vondepark. It was brilliantly lit up. Such a magnificent building. I would have loved to have gone back during the day to look around properly but we had ran out of time. Another time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the palace is situated in Dam square and looks great.it cost 10 euros each to get in but it is the best 10 euros you will spend as the inside is beautiful .originally build as a council office it was converted later to the royal palace .you get a free audio guide included with your ticket and it takes around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful palace. It is 10 euro per person and definitely worth visiting. Audio tour is included in the ticket price, and don't forget to get it. It is one of the best audio tours ever I have experienced. It gives concise story behind all major rooms/activities and gives a quick lesson in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, for only 10 euros each you get to see where the King of Netherlands occasionally stays. The interior is beautiful, with a free audio commentary. Will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace is very impressive and definitely worth a visit. The Audio Guide helps to get to know more about the specific rooms and the history that happened here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to give your feet a rest. The best activity here would be people watching.... they come in all shapes and sizes each doing their own .... "thing" ;-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, not too busy, quiet and interesting. I popped here on an afternoon alone to escape the crouds of the streets and enjoyed some reading/beautiful interiors/archtecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people don't now that the palace is also a museum. The king of the Netherlands occasionally uses the palace for official diners and other state affairs. But most of the time the palace can be visited. The great hal is stunning and shows that in the 17th century, Amsterdam was one of the richest cities on the planet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not that often, at least in the Netherlands, so find out by their website if the palace is open or closed, book on-line tickets and go there if you are interested in culture. Good audio guide is provided for free. Easy too find? OF course, situated at the Dam square almost every tram from the main station is passing by.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a trip, with free audio guidance. Every room is breathtaking and the history is so interesting

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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 hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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