Dam Square

The royal palace is located in Dam Square opposite the National Monument. It does not look particularly appealing because it was originally built as a town hall in the 17th century and it was not until 1808 that it was converted into a royal palace by Louis Napoleon when he came to Amsterdam. Although the royal family is currently living in The Hague, this building is their official residence.

It is open to the general public for guided tours explaining the history of the building and showing the original rooms in the palace, however, you must reserve beforehand.

Amsterdam Guide | Historical Buildings in Amsterdam

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