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Koninklijk Paleis

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Koninklijk Paleis features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Amsterdam City Guide5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Impressive Dutch royal palace
  • Breathtaking interior
  • Epic sculptures and paintings

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +31 20 620 40 60

Web site: http://www.paleisamsterd...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
See:: Official site

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 7.5 €
Over 65 and students: 6.5 €
Under 5: Free

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 1: Dam stop
  • Tram Line 2: Dam stop
  • Tram Line 5: Dam stop

Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam

Things you need to know:

  • Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) is an imposing Classical palace located at the Dam square
  • The edifice and its neoclassical facade symbolize Amsterdam's power in the 17th century
  • The palace was originally built as a town hall (1648-55) and only later turned into a royal palace (1808)
  • It is the official residence of the royal family, but Queen Beatrix prefers to live in The Hague
  • The palace has a breathtaking interior filled with early-19th-century furniture, chandeliers, and marble floors
  • A unique feature of the Burgerzall (Citizens' Chamber) is the maps inlaid on the marble floors depicting Amsterdam as the center of the World
  • The royal family does not own the royal estates; the state does and makes a budget of 4 million € available for there maintenance. The Queen earns an additional net income of 750.000 €

What to do there:

  • Pick up a free audio guide
  • Walk around in the rooms, halls and galleries that feature the Empire collection, as well as hand-painted ceilings, grand marble floors and epic sculptures and paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries

Tips & Insights:

  • The palace is closed to visitors during periods of royal residence and state receptions

 

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Koninklijk Paleis features in these preplanned City Guides: