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Royal Palace Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Royal Palace Amsterdam was once a city hall and royal palace; today it's used by the Dutch monarch for hosting official events. Built during the Dutch Golden Age in 1665, the site features prominent paintings and sculptures created by distinguished artists of the era, as well as lavish Empire furniture from the early 19th century. Take an audio tour and hear about the history of the palace. Walk through the extravagant rooms and offices, filled with golden elements and brightly colored, highly realistic paintings. You'll encounter works by Flinck, Lievens, and Jordaens. Using our custom trip planner, Amsterdam attractions like Royal Palace Amsterdam can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • a beautiful palace. You can wander around the first floor and admire the amazing architecture, sculptures and paintings. 
  • Built as the town hall clearly demonstrating Amsterdam's wealth and influence mid 17th century. The audio guide gives an interesting description of how each room was used when the building was first o...  read more »
  • My son loved visiting the Royal Palace. We was given the children audio tour. He loved going around trying to find the answers to the questions while learning about the Palace. 
  • Beautiful building and great guided audio tour. Kids get in free! Adults entrance fee is also reasonable. Well worth a visit. Hard to believe this was a building for the public to hang out in. The marble sculptured hall and hallways are impressive. Kids get a different audio tour(great idea) but did eventually lose interest.
  • Christmas market in front of it is the best in netherlands. Also, just dont go when its raining. its too slippery
  • Great place to visit while in Amsterdam. Beautiful building, reasonable price of admission and in a great location within town. Within easy walking distance of Amsterdam Centraal and Anne Frank House.
  • Very beautiful palace. It was 10 euros each and came with an audio guide. Spent about an hour there. Very nice detail in the marble and cool map on the floor
  • Greatest grandest building to emerge out of the Dutch Golden Ages. Built as Amsterdam Cityhall in 1655 it was the largest administrative building in the world and a symbol for Amaterdam as global marketleader, the place to be in the 1600's. The building signifies the city as the cradle of modern western society where capitalism was born and the global world as we know it came into existence. City of Freedom of Mind and Peace symbolised in all bronze and marble statues inside and outside. 40.000 kilo of the whitest best italian Carrara marble was used to impress everyone. Napoleons brother Louis took up his residence here and commisioned the Empire style furniture, second largest collection in the world in that ornate imperial style. Royal Palace since 1808 and still used frequently by the dutch royal family, the ruling dynasty of Orange Nassau. You won't see their private appartments though. Must see on any Amsterdam visit to filly appreciate this city s great past and present!
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