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Royal Palace Amsterdam

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Address: Dam, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 522 6161
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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When here as part of a walking tour, its a beautiful looking building, unfortunately didn't get to go inside as we just didn't get the time during our stay in Amsterdam, would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Palace of the King. Old historic building. It looks like it is not in use anymore. Many people hanging around, good for pictures and history of Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved visiting the palace. Conveniently located. Ability to purchase tickets online and have the ticket sent to passbook making the entrance process easy. The Central Hall is impressive. There were plenty of staff throughout that were wonderful hosts, and happy to help in any way. Pictures were able to be taken in all public areas. Free audio guides in multiple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When here as part of a walking tour, its a beautiful looking building, unfortunately didn't get to go inside as we just didn't get the time during our stay in Amsterdam, would have liked too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place really Amazed me . Its one of the famous tourist spot in Amsterdam. The view of the Building is so awesome . Even the surrounding is amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It only took about an hour to tour the Royal Palace. The rooms available to visit are all on one floor and the free audio guide is really helpful in giving information as you walk around. Only 10 EU.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a truly beautiful building. I would attach all my photographs but they have already been uploaded by hundreds of people. If you're into historical buildings, you've got to visit this building.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have studied and worked in Amsterdam and in all those years had never visited the Royal Palace, but last Sunday I finally did. We took the audiotour, which tells you all about the history and the function of the palace and its rooms. It's a beautiful palace, but my friend and I both felt it had a very stern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised that I enjoyed this attraction as much as I did. There are audio tours for adults and children. The children get to do a scavenger hunt and earn a prize in the book/gift shop. The adult tour is very informative. The building is beautiful and you can take pictures everywhere. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one of the most beautiful Palace in the world. At the centre of this beautiful city, the very own creation of Dutch culture and full of history. They provide you with a audio device to explain the various locations inside the Palace. All the kamers are so beautiful inside like decorated by some artists so long back in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a self guided tour of the palace - you are given a headset upon arrival which you trigger each time you enter a new room. The commentary was interesting, and you walk around at your own pace. When I went it wasn't too busy so was able to spend time looking around the rooms.

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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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