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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  • 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.  more »
  • You will have if or if for sure you were in the central square. So take advantage of to take pictures and simply return it and tell that you visited it. It is not a required visit, but it is almost inevitable. It is not impressive but it is attractive.
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  • Royal Palace classic town, the building is in itself interesting and located in dam square, so don't go unnoticed
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  • Well worth the entrance fee. The inside is impressive. There is a good audio guide, full of history and interesting facts. It takes about 1.5 hours to do the full tour. Try to aim for a quite point in the day it would be difficult to appreciate if it is too busy.
  • Place is pretty cool. It is very beautiful inside and my mother says it's her favorite of all the palaces she has visited (and she's seen quite a few). The tour takes a while, but I'm lazy and just did my own thing. The gift shop is on the outside. You must check coats and backpacks, no matter how small. All the staff are so friendly!
  • Good decision to go there. Many beautiful rooms and halls covered by gold and ornaments. Electronic guide available. The best way is to follow few random guy with big cameras because they always know where to go and where to look and few nice rooms there are a little hidden.
  • One of the must-see places in Amsterdam. The main hall is absolutely stunning and the side rooms are all very beautiful. The price is alright and audio guides are available in many languages. I would recommend bringing your own headphones though as it can get quite tiring to hold up the guide speakers to your ear. Bags must be placed in the staffed coat room. The gift shop at the exit is OK and offers a decent variety of things to buy. The only bad thing is the limited space in the side rooms. Often there is a barrier that only allows 1-2 people to peek into the rooms and a lot of people seem to stand in that space for the whole duration of the audio guide explanation, which can go on for quite a while. More space would be appreciated. On my second visit I also did the audio tour for kids and I have to say: it is quite fun ;)
  • I really love this place. When I go there I visit the former city hall though rather than a royal palace. Great symbol for the golden age of Amsterdam and the Dutch republic. I always take visitors there if I can. The audio tour is very extensive and very well done. It's too bad that you can't see this buildings true Beauty from the outside because in my opinion the building is usually underrated. Also quite cheap to visit.

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