Royal Palace on the Dam
former city hall of Amsterdam, built in 1648 by Jacob van Campen
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam is situated on Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam. It was built in 1648 as a city hall.
The power and wealth of Amsterdam was reflected in the building and its interior design . The building's classical facade, fine sculptures and paintings were intended to glorify the city of Amsterdam and its government. In the 17th century it was the largest secular building of Europe.
Royal Palace on Dam Square
Nowadays it is used mainly for official state functions, for example state visits, the Queen's New Year reception and other official receptions. The Royal Palace is open to the public when it is not being used for official occasions.
Group tours (for 10-25 people) are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Turkish, Spanish and Italian. Tours last about an hour and must be booked in advance. If you would like to reserve a tour, call (020) 620 4060 at least two weeks in advance.
Koninklijk Paleis op de DamNieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147
Amsterdam (Old Centre)
The Palace is used by the Dutch Royal House and is closed during royal events. Check the calendar
official website of the Dutch Royal House
Annual commemoration of The Miracle of Amsterdam. Believers walk a holy route in the old center of Amsterdam, on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in March.
Atlas on the roof of the Royal Palace on the Dam