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The Palace On The Dam

Dam Square is one of Amsterdam’s central tourist locations, and it is dominated by the magnificent Royal Palace which was built in the Dutch Golden Age in the seventeenth century. This splendid edifice is well worth a visit – and it provides great photo opportunities too. 

The Palace On The Dam: The Palace On The DamThe 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.



Amsterdam Hostel Sarphati
Sarphatipark 58
1073 CZ Amsterdam E:
T: 0031 (0) 20 4702 035
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