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.
October 29, 2019
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.
September 18, 2021
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