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  • Address: Dam Square, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hours: Open to the public but often closed due to official state business. Check current schedule: http://www.paleisamsterdam.nl/en/visit/opening-hours
  • Admission: Adults €7.50; Children 5-18, €3.75; Over 65 and student, €6.50

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Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis) Tours

With its classical sandstone façade looming over Amsterdam’s central Dam Square, the 17th-century Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis) has been a firm favorite on tourist itineraries since becoming state property back in 1936.

Designed by Jacob van Campen, the impressive Romanesque construction is fashioned around over 13,500 woolen piles sunk into the ground and is best known for its iconic rooftop statue of Greek titan Atlas, straining beneath the weight of the world on his back. First built as a city hall, the building was transformed into a Royal Palace back in 1808, under reign of Louis I, King of Holland and is still used frequently for state visits by today’s monarchs.

Famously described as ‘the eighth world wonder’ by local poet Contantijn Huygens, the Royal Palace does its best to live up to its opulent reputation with glistening marble floors, lavish décor and a slightly ostentatious theme of Amsterdam’s power and prestige. The grand interiors, open to the public, provide the principal attractions, furnished with a spectacular collection of antiques and decorated with ornate carvings and Rembrandt-inspired paintings. Most impressive are the vast marble and bronze carvings adorning the baroque Citizen’s Hall, where the embellishments show a stylistic interpretation of the universe centered around Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam Walking Tour with Coffee and Dutch Treat, Amsterdam, null
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Amsterdam Walking Tour with Coffee and Dutch Treat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Enjoy Amsterdam at its best with this informative and entertaining tip-based 2-hour walking tour including a Dutch treat. Show your voucher at the start of the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $4.06
TripAdvisor TripMaximizer Canal Cruise in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Coffee & Tea Tours
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TripAdvisor TripMaximizer Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed canals of Amsterdam on this scenic TripAdvisor TripMaximizer sightseeing cruise. Travel in a luxury, glass-topped ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $20.77
1.5-hour Amsterdam Bubbly Bike tour, Amsterdam, Day Cruises
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1.5-hour Amsterdam Bubbly Bike tour

This 1.5-hour bubbly bike tour is a great way to see the city with a drink in hand. Jump on board your bubbly bike for the only tour in town that promises to ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.55
Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Historic Amsterdam Private Walking Tour

Discover the history of one of Europe's most beautiful and influential cities with this private half-day historic Amsterdam walking tour. Recently described as ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.61
Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels, Brussels, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Amsterdam Day Trip from Brussels

4 star rating: Recommended 340 Reviews

Discover the best of Holland on this full-day trip to Amsterdam from Brussels. Holland is only a stone's throw away from Belgium so don't miss the chance to ...  Read more

Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $66.14
Amsterdam Super Saver: City Tour plus Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Day Trip, ... 
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Amsterdam Super Saver: City Tour plus Zaanse Schans Windmills, Volendam and Marken Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 523 Reviews

See the best of Amsterdam and windmills galore on this tour that combines two best-selling tours at one low price. Tour top Amsterdam attractions, then travel ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $87.03
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour, Amsterdam, Day Trips
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Amsterdam City Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 87 Reviews

See Amsterdam’s quirkiest quarters and wonderful waterways on an exciting 3-hour guided city bike tour. Be introduced to an eclectic selection of sights you ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.49
Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise, Amsterdam, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Amsterdam Combo: Heineken Experience and Canals Pizza Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 208 Reviews

Spend a day dedicated to two of Amsterdam’s quintessential highlights – canals and Heineken – with this Super Saver that combines a visit to the Heineken ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $60.34
Amsterdam Walking Tour, Amsterdam, Dinner Cruises
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Amsterdam Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 375 Reviews

Get an insider’s view of Amsterdam on this morning walking tour, the perfect way to experience the city’s must-see sights away from the crowds. Stroll along ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.81
Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise, Amsterdam, Walking Tours
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Amsterdam Canal Cocktail Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

When the sun goes down, Amsterdam’s nightlife begins, especially along the canals. Enjoy a relaxing evening along the twinkling canals of the Dutch capital on ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.52

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