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"Palace" Koninklijk Paleis - Royal Palace Tip by el_ruso


The actual capital of the Netherlands is The Hague - the queen resides there permanently, and the parliament is located there as well. However, Amsterdam is a ceremonial capital.

This large building was built as the city hall in the XVII century when the power and prestige of the Netherlands and Amsterdam were at their historical zenith. It served as a royal palace very briefly when Napoleon appointed his brother Louis as the Dutch king, but he did not like it, abdicated and left. Since then this is the official residence of the royals when they are visiting Amsterdam.

Address: Dam 1
Directions: Dam square
Phone: +31-20- 6204060

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  • Updated Aug 29, 2007
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