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“Royal Palace Amsterdam”

Royal Palace Amsterdam
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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: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Not your usual royal palace , is small , is central and without gardens but is elegant . You are not allowed with bags , bagpack or handbags . It is full with historical references , nice furnished and it worth visiting .

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Beautiful building and very richly furnished and decorated, not an awful lot of history details given or artifacts displayed, there was a free audio machine loaned for free which gave a brief guide.
I think it was 10 euros each entry, I thought a little overpriced as it only took about an hour to do the tour

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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed opposite the royal palace and had dismissed it the first 3 days of our stay because it looked grubby on the outside and not very interesting. However on our last day we had run out of things to do and decided to give it a look. We were amazed at how different it was inside. Very opulent and grand. The price was about right for the hour and a half it took us to walk around. All bags have to be left in the cloakroom including handbags which was a bit concerning, but this seemed to be well organised and was free of charge. The audio recording that is offered is a must if you want to know the history of the rooms. All in all an interesting place to visit and recommended.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Beautiful and not overly crowded. Great audio guide. Don't miss it if it is open, especially if you are into history.

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

The Palace is worth a visit if the weather is bad. It offers some insight into how the people lived and has a wealth of information for any would be history buff. The interactive features were very good. It wasn't the most memorable attraction I have ever visited. Admission €10 for an adult. I would normally take a lot of photographs at attractions, here I didn't take a single photo inside.

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