Royal Palace Amsterdam

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

The Royal Palace can be found on the west side of Dam Square, next to the Nieuwe Kerk. The building, which used to be a city hall, changed its function to a Royal Palace under King Louis I of Holland in 1806. During the 17th century it was the largest secular building of Europe. It was made property of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1936.


The city hall was built by Jacob van Campen on more than 13,000 wooden piles and the cost of the build was 8.5 million Guilders. His inspiration for the building came from the Roman administrative palaces. The palace was renovated from 2005 until June 2009. During the renovation asbestos was removed and since 14 June 2009, the Palace has been open to visitors again.

Opening Hours

The palace is not open to visitors everyday since it still holds the function of a palace. Please visit the website for more information & e-tickets.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 11.00 – 17.00
Thursday: 11.00 – 17.00
Friday: 11.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00

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