The Royal Palace Amsterdam is located in the heart of the city, on the Dam, next to the Nieuwe Kerk. The former town hall dates back to the golden age of the Netherlands. Today, the royal palace is accessible to visitors. Visit the impressive building and experience the exciting history of the Netherlands.
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Royal Palace Amsterdam
The history of the Royal Palace Amsterdam
Between 1648 and 1665, the impressive building was built according to the designs of Jacob van Campen. The monument was originally a town hall and was intended to reflect the wealth and power of Amsterdam. It was not until 1808, when Napoleon used his brother Louis as King of the Netherlands, that it became a palace. Five years later, in 1813, the French withdrew from Amsterdam. In 1814, Willem I was crowned king here. Since then, it is the seat of the royal family of Oranje-Nassau. Today, the palace is still state visits, royal occasions and the like used. In between, it is open to visitors.
What you can see in the Royal Palace Amsterdam
In the wonderful monument on the Dam you can admire the imposing premises. See impressive works by different artists or participate in a symposium. The Royal Palace has a lot to offer and tells the story of Amsterdam.