Royal Palace Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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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. Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • It's really what I expected - a little OTT and showy. The audio guide is well structured and informative but it's still a bit too "lives of the rich and aristocratic" for my taste.  more »
  • Where in Versailles all what seems marble is actually plaster, it is all very real here. Not the biggest of palaces but one actually still in use. A way to get a glimpse on how the Dutch King actually...  more »
  • If you get to Dam square you'll see it. Along with the Madame Tussaud Museum and the new Church undoubtedly the most that stands out is the Palace. Not go by that I had other preferences that visit since our budget was tight (Van Gogh, Anne Frank) and €10 entrance seemed expensive.
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  • Fantastic place to visit The Royal Palace in Amsterdam. I had a brilliant time walking around Amsterdam Holland taking in the sights. Will definitely visit Amsterdam agein love the place and the people of Holland. I highly recommend Amsterdam a place to visit. Amsterdam has a variety of bars, coffee shops, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Just be careful if you visit the Red Light District because of pick pockets and drug dealers. I heard a few story's about people getting pick pocketed and been made to buy class A drugs.
  • I only decided to go here on an impulse, but I really enjoyed my visit. Such a beautiful place with a great audio tour, really enjoyed learning about the building's history. The staff I spoke to were lovely too. No faults!
  • Interesting stuff to see and hear. If you want to learn about Amsterdam history this is your place along with Amsterdam Museum . Also it has an audio guide which is mandatory if you want to learn about the Palace 10+ languages available. Might take around two hours to give it a proper tour, that includes hearing everything from the audio guides.
  • Really interesting. Lots of history. Lots of rooms to see. Great architecture. The inside looks better than the outside might suggest. The palace is in a great location. On transit routes. Downtown. Near restaurants and shopping. The self-guided tour works really well, with choice of languages, more or less information about each room as you choose. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Authentic old and historical building. Centrally located next many other attractions. A must see and visit for tourist who are interested in culture and history. You can easily access it from almost everywhere with the tram or buses available at all stations.
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