The Palace On The Dam: The history of the Royal Palace
When this building was first opened in 1655, it was intended for use as a City Hall. However, it later was used as a royal palace by King Louis Napoleon, the brother of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. It was in 1806 that King Louis Napoleon established a monarch in the Netherlands, and after he took up his seat in the City Hall, now a Royal Palace, this building was to become the seat of successive generations of the Dutch Royal House. It remains a royal palace in active use to this day! Will you see members of the Dutch Royal Family ascending the main grand balcony during your stay in Amsterdam?
Visiting the Palace
Tourists are welcome to pay a visit to the palace, and it is highly recommended that you
do so as the spacious candlelit interiors with their lavish sculptures and stunning paintings have to be seen to be believed. You can take a guided tour if you wish in order to learn the most that you possibly can about this fascinating place.
Choose the right location for tourism in Amsterdam
Booking a stay in a central location, such as Hostel Sarphati, will make visiting Dam Square and all of its attractions very easy indeed. As well as the Palace, you can find numerous statues, quirky coffee shops, and boutiques on this central square, which is a brilliant place to simply sit, sip coffee, and watch the world go by around you.