3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Dam Square, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hours: Open to the public but often closed due to official state business. Check current schedule: http://www.paleisamsterdam.nl/en/visit/opening-hours
  • Admission: Adults €7.50; Children 5-18, €3.75; Over 65 and student, €6.50

Amsterdam ATTRACTIONS See all

Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)

With its classical sandstone façade looming over Amsterdam’s central Dam Square, the 17th-century Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis) has been a firm favorite on tourist itineraries since becoming state property back in 1936.

Designed by Jacob van Campen, the impressive Romanesque construction is fashioned around over 13,500 woolen piles sunk into the ground and is best known for its iconic rooftop statue of Greek titan Atlas, straining beneath the weight of the world on his back. First built as a city hall, the building was transformed into a Royal Palace back in 1808, under reign of Louis I, King of Holland and is still used frequently for state visits by today’s monarchs.

Famously described as ‘the eighth world wonder’ by local poet Contantijn Huygens, the Royal Palace does its best to live up to its opulent reputation with glistening marble floors, lavish décor and a slightly ostentatious theme of Amsterdam’s power and prestige. The grand interiors, open to the public, provide the principal attractions, furnished with a spectacular collection of antiques and decorated with ornate carvings and Rembrandt-inspired paintings. Most impressive are the vast marble and bronze carvings adorning the baroque Citizen’s Hall, where the embellishments show a stylistic interpretation of the universe centered around Amsterdam.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels, Brussels, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels

4 star rating: Recommended 1192 Reviews

Discover the best of Holland on this full-day trip to Amsterdam from Brussels. Holland is only a stone's throw away from Belgium so don't miss the chance to ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.88
Amsterdam Super Saver 3: City Tour plus Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Day Trip, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam Super Saver 3: City Tour plus Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 1876 Reviews

See the best of Amsterdam and windmills galore on this tour that combines two best-selling tours at one low price. Tour top Amsterdam attractions, then travel ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies

From USD $74.15
$84.41 Save $10.26
Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 724 Reviews

Spend a day dedicated to two of Amsterdam’s quintessential highlights – canals and Heineken – with this Super Saver that combines a visit to the Heineken ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $60.46
$62.74 Save $2.28
Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam

4 star rating: Recommended 172 Reviews

This Amsterdam Super Saver combines two half-day tours into one memorable day, giving you a great value for your money. Start the morning with a fully guided ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.15
$84.41 Save $10.26
Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 1352 Reviews

Get your bearings on this 2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. On your morning or afternoon tour, see top Amsterdam attractions ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2.5 to 4 hours

From USD $28.52
Amsterdam Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1220 Reviews

Get an insider’s view of Amsterdam on this morning walking tour, the perfect way to experience the city’s must-see sights away from the crowds. Stroll along ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.22
Amsterdam City Bike Tour, Amsterdam, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam City Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 196 Reviews

See Amsterdam’s quirkiest quarters and wonderful waterways on an exciting 3-hour guided city bike tour. Be introduced to an eclectic selection of sights ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.52
Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour with Optional Dutch Dinner, Amsterdam, Bike ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam Old Town and Red Light District Walking Tour with Optional Dutch Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

Experience the diversity of Amsterdam on a 2-hour evening walking tour around the historical city center. Accompanied by an expert guide, take an enlightening ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies

From USD $26.81
Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise, Amsterdam, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 200 Reviews

When the sun goes down, Amsterdam’s nightlife begins, especially along the canals. Enjoy a relaxing evening along the twinkling canals of the Dutch capital ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.78
Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise, Amsterdam, Night Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Board a private boat for an intimate 2-hour cruise along Amsterdam’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals. Customize the route to your preferences and see ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.85

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message