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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 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.

Thank Iancu C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is -of course- majestic, very beautiful and really worth a visit. Even if you have a very limited time, just go for it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visted the Royal palace and were not disappointed. It was beautiful, very interesting and the audio guide was a real bonus with plenty of extra information available. We could have gone round again. It was a very pleasant insight into Dutch history.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't have any expectations of this Royal Palace and was truly in awe of what I saw. Its got a rich history, starting out originally as the original city hall. Its central location means that you will walk past it often and many times...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The palace is beautiful! And you can squeeze in the audio tour quite quickly if you are limited on time. It is also very affordable for families as those under 18 are free.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

An excellent museum! Free audio tour and cloakroom so excellent value for money. Under 18s are free and there's senior and student discount. Thoroughly enjoyable audio tour with 2 options for kids. Leart all about the history of the house from it being a town...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The palace is very well designed and easy to flow throughout the rooms in order. Everything is of beautiful design and for only ten euros is worth every bit. For disabled travellers be aware the Dam Square cobbles are a nightmare but there is a...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

There are not many royal palaces in the world where your tour takes you into the rooms that are still to this day occupied by the royal occupants. For €10 entry you get your audio tour to take with you and you get the enter...More

2  Thank Karl E
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Walking live through Dutch history. The 17th century around you. That amazing feeling you got when you are in this beautiful building. More then one visit worth!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Royal Palace is smack in the middle of the centre of Amsterdam and very close by Central Station. it is a gathering place for many tourists especially on holidays when the palace comes alive and the square is packed. In front of the palace...More

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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
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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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