"Royal Palace" Top 5 Page for this destination Koninklijk Paleis - Royal Palace Tip by jo104

I visited here on open monument day as it was half price entry and loved the feel of the stately rooms. The Royal Palace is used for state visits and I could only guess what nobility had slept in those beds. It was originally built as a town hall from 1648 - 1808 and you hear the tales of the torture room whilst the magistrates looked on. Next it became the palace of Louis Napoleon and the gold guilding gives the feel of the palace of versailles. So today the Palace of Orange came into exisitance from 1813 when Prince William of Orange returned to the city.

Inside the palace you are led by guided audio tour and will see lavish furniture and intricate chanderliers.

The palace is usually open except for a few weeks when there are state functions. Opening times 12- 5pm cost Adults Eur 7.50 children Eur 6.50

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

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  • Written Sep 22, 2010
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