The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is one of three palaces in the Netherlands that is at the disposal of the Royal Family, the Royal Palace is situated on the west side of Dam Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The palace was originally a town hall when it opened in the 17th century. It wasn't until the 19th century that it became a Royal Palace when King Louis moved to Amsterdam and took residence and expanded the building. The architectural style of the building is Classicism. The current monarch does not live in the palace but now uses it as a place to host official functions and state visits.
The Royal Palace is located on Dam Square. It is a 10 minutes’ walk from Central Station. Nearly all trams to and from Central Station stop at Dam Square. If travelling by car, head for the car parks close to Dam Square.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace opens its doors to visitors for most of the year. It is open 10am-5pm daily unless a royal event is taking place at the palace. Entrance to the palace is set at 10 euros for adults which includes an audio guide. An official tour costs 80 euros. Entrance is free for under 18s.