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  • 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

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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.

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

4 star rating: Recommended 477 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

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Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels, Brussels, Day Trips
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Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels

4 star rating: Recommended 304 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.)

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Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 186 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.)

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Amsterdam City Bike Tour, Amsterdam, Dinner Cruises
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

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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 you ...  Read more

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

From USD $27.29
Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise, Amsterdam, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Amsterdam City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

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Get your bearings on this 2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. See top Amsterdam attractions including the Royal Palace, National ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2.5 to 4 hours

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Amsterdam Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Half-day Tours
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Amsterdam Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 311 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.)

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Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise, Amsterdam, Walking Tours
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Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise

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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 on ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.93
Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour plus Half-Day Trip to Delft, The Hague and Madurodam

4 star rating: Recommended 43 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.)

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Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 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 $76.40
Amsterdam Super Saver: Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip plus Amsterdam City Tour, Amsterdam, Private ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: Keukenhof Gardens Day Trip plus Amsterdam City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 115 Reviews

For the complete Amsterdam experience, combine a city sightseeing tour with a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens. On a 2.5-hour morning coach tour, drive along ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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