The classicist palace located on the Dam Square began its life in the 17th century as a city hall. Its construction started in 1648 and the city hall was opened for the first time in 1655. During the reign of Louis Napoleon, it was turned into the royal palace. Nowadays, it is one of the three palaces that belong to the royal family.
If you want to avoid queuing, you can buy your tour tickets online. When entering the palace be prepared for security checks. Bags and purses must be left in the cloakroom before entering the palace.
Also, since it is a royal palace it is closed for public on days when there are some official diplomatic events hosted or on royal family-related days (e.g. weddings, jubilees etc.). Therefore you might want to consult the official website before your visit.
Most of the year, the Royal Palace is open to the public as well as providing guided tours. For more information visit the official website.
CJP/CKV, Students: €9
Children (under 18): free
Official Website http://www.paleisamsterdam.nl/
Phone +31 20 522 61 61
Address 147 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, 1012 RJ, Amsterdam, NL
Coordinates 52°22'23.351" N 4°53'28.829" E