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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. Using our custom trip planner, Amsterdam attractions like Royal Palace Amsterdam can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited on a Saturday mprnong and we had got tickets in advance and just walked straight in, past the line of 30 people waiting to pay. Lovely deco.  more »
  • and the free audio tour (with price of admission) was so well done. It directed us from room to room where we learned about the history of this building & the Netherlands.  more »
  • The forecourt of the palace area is often used for various festivities during the year, at the time I was there a fun park with rides and games was in this space (see pic), somewhat hiding the palace....  more »
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  • Beautifully preserved Royal Palace, which is still in use today. Entrance ticket for an adult was 10€ and audio guides can be used for free (in a variety of languages). The vast majority of the self guided jaunt around the Palace is on one floor. Each room is decorated with lavish paintings, chandeliers made from precious materials and handmade furniture. It was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Dam square. Highly recommend the audio guide as there is a lot of wonderful information to take in. Having recently visited the magnificent Residenz in Munich, this Palace isn't as extravagant but for the low entrance price and the paintings, it's a highly recommended place to visit, especially with children.
  • Nice place to take photos. The surrounding area is also nice with good shops.
  • My first ever experience of seeing a palace & that too, in a European country. I don't really have words to describe the beauty, grace & magnificence of this architectural marvel. This is huge, very well maintained, vibrant, picturesque & quite affordable to visit. It costed just 10 Euros when I visited it last year. Staff was extremely polite & courteous.
  • Only visited at dusk in Nov. But stunning architecture. Odd to be able to just wander up to Palace door.
  • Beautiful palace and lovely square nearby. Easy to get to via public transportation.