"Dutch Classicism" Koninklijk Paleis - Royal Palace Tip by CoAir13

  Royal Palace
by CoAir13

At the heart of the square sits the Royal Palace. It was once known as the Town Hall. Construction was begun in 1648 and the outside was completed in 1665. The inside took another 10 years to complete. The dome is crowned by a weather vane in the shape of a cargo ship, which is the oldest version of the Amsterdam coat of arms. Due to time constraints, we did not go inside, but heard that it is a must see due to the ornate decoration of the interior.

Address: Dam 1
Phone: +31-20- 6204060
Website: http://www.koninklijkhuis.nl

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  • Written Feb 1, 2005
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