Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis) Tours

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

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Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise

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Amsterdam Layover Tour: Private City Sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transfer

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Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise

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Amsterdam Super Saver:Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Tour

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Private Customizable Tour: Amsterdam Canals Sightseeing Cruise

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Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour

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