Paleis op de Dam

Paleis op de Dam

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Recommended by 46 out of 46 hikers


  • Andrea

    The Paleis op de Dam is the Royal Palace, located in the center of Amsterdam on the edge of the Dam Square. It was built from 1648 to 1665 - when Amsterdam was in the Golden Age at the height of its power - to the designs of the architect Jacob van Campen in the Dutch-Classicist style as Stadhuis ('City Hall'). The sculptures are from the workshop of Artus Quellijn.
    In 1808, the building was first used not as a town hall, but as a royal palace. Since 1939 it has been used permanently by the royal family of the house Oranien-Nassau for representation purposes and as a guesthouse for state guests, but not as the seat of the royal family.

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    • October 29, 2019

  • Jeroen B-N

    Dam Square, this is where the history of Amsterdam begins. A dam in the river Amstel. Amstelredamme becomes Amsterdam.
    The Amstel is muted here, a little further at the Rokin you can walk out of the city along the Amstel. From the bustle of the city you can walk straight into the tranquility of the countryside.

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    • September 18, 2021

  • Jeroen B-N

    I've also added some photos from previous walks. The world was shut down by Covid-19 at the time. It is now almost impossible to imagine, no people on Dam Square.

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    • September 18, 2021

  • Marcus

    A very nice building

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    • November 14, 2019

  • Lisa

    Amsterdam's birthplace - the dam on the Amstel

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    • September 30, 2021

  • Carola

    Very nice place and ideal for a break

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    • October 11, 2021

  • Katja

    The Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam

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    • October 28, 2021


    You can say a lot but if you want to watch the live it is wonderful

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    • November 8, 2021

  • Theo

    The Royal Palace Amsterdam is the official reception palace of King Willem-Alexander. In addition, it is open to visitors as much as possible.

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    • November 21, 2021

  • Sigrid

    Great old buildings and lots of sights.

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    • February 5, 2020

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Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands


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