The Royal Palace was built by architect Jacob van Campen in 1665. Originally this place was the city hall but a century and a half later it became the residence of Napoleon’s brother-king Louis. Nowadays the Royal Palace as its name may suggest, functions as the Queen’s residence during official visits and receptions. The interior is marvelously decorated by renowned sculptors and painters such as Rembrandt and Ferdinand Bol.
Generally open between 12:30 and 17:00 but it is recommended to phone +31 (0) 20 620 40 60 or visit the official web site http://www.paleisamsterdam.nl/en for an up-to-date schedule.
During the summer months free tours are provided every Wednesday and Saturday at 14:00.
Adults: €10.00, includes mobile guide
Children under 18: free
The Royal Palace is at the Dam Square, 10 minutes walk from Amsterdam central station.