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Visit the splendid Royal Palace in Amsterdam on this program that also features a leisurely daytime ...
Visit the splendid Royal Palace in Amsterdam on this exclusive GetYourGuide offer and tour the palac...
2.5 to 4 hours
Get your bearings on this 2.5-hour Amsterdam city tour, perfect for first-time visitors. See top Amsterdam attracti...
Get an insider’s view of Amsterdam on this morning walking tour, the perfect way to experience the city’s must-see ...
Want to get a taste of Belgium while you're in Amsterdam? This private tour takes you to Brussels for a full day in...
Discover the highlights of Amsterdam on an open-top bus tour, with 12 great stops including Anne Frank's House, the Van ...
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Amsterdam by land and by canal. Let your expert guide show you the Royal Palace, the Natio...
7 hours 30 minutes
For the complete Amsterdam experience, combine a city sightseeing tour with a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens. On a 2...
Climb aboard your own private tuk tuk to see Amsterdam on a 1-hour tour of the main sights and districts. Go down narrow...
2.5 - 3.5 hours
Get an eye-opening look at Amsterdam on this 2.5-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Trace more t...
Join a 3-hour bike tour with an experienced multilingual guide through the old historic center of the city of Amste...
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Discover the town center of The Hague, the historic Binnenhof, and the Royal Palace on this full-day trip. See the famou...
See the highlights of Amsterdam by tuk tuk, passing iconic monuments such as the Royal Palace and Westerkerk. Drive thro...
Board your private boat for a cruise along Amsterdam’s World Heritage canals. Customize the route to your preferences wi...
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Explore the treasures of the historic center of Amsterdam in a private 3-hour walking tour. Get past the Royal Palace, a...
The Amsterdam City Sightseeing guides you through the many major iconic landmarks and attractions wh...
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The Royal Palace on Dam Square is a magnificent 17th century building that was constructed as a City Hall.
The Royal Palace on Dam Square is a magnificent 17th century building that was constructed as a City Hall. Used as a royal palace first during the reign of King Louis Napolean, it is today one of 3 palaces in the Netherlands which are at the monarch’s disposition. It is used for official functions during state visits and other official receptions and entertainment. The Royal Palace is open to visitors, except during royal events. Explore the elegant premises of the historic building on a tour, and learn about the symbolism behind its art and architecture. Audio guides in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Russian are available.
Built during the Dutch Golden Age, the Classicist yellow sandstone building was designed by architect Jacob van Campen, partly as a monument to the signing of the Munster Treaty which ended the 80 Years War between the Dutch Republic and Spain. It stands on pliable soil, reinforced by 13,659 wooden poles made from Norwegian spruce. The stately façade is 79 metres wide and 53 metres high, separated into 2 horizontal sections each of which have rows of larger lower windows and smaller upper windows. Corinthian pilasters delineate the windows on each section. The central gable has fine bas-reliefs by Artus Quellin, depicting an allegorical figure of Amsterdam as a maiden with a shield in her right hand and a staff in her left hand, surrounded by Nymphs offering garlands and fruits. Neptune and his tritons blowing shells are also depicted. The gable to the back also depicts an allegorical figure of Amsterdam, surrounded by all kinds of naval instruments and apparatus. The façade is surmounted by a bronze statue of Peace holding an olive branch and a staff of Mercury. The posterior gable is surmounted by a bronze figure of Atlas, bending beneath the weight of the globe.
The palace is topped by a tower with a large dome surmounted by a weather-vane in the form of a ship, which is a symbol of Amsterdam. The tower has windows which offer views of ships at the harbour. It also houses the famous carillon by François and Pieter Hemony cast in 1664.
The opulent interiors feature Empire furniture, chandeliers and clocks, paintings by renowned masters from the House of Orange-Nassau Historic Collections Trust, and marble sculptures. The Burgerzaal or Citizen's Hall is dominated by the image of Atlas to the west. Across the hall is the figure of Peace, and the sculpture of Amsterdam flanked by Strength and Wisdom. There are also sculptures of Prudence (south-east), Justice (north-east), Watchfulness (south-west) and Temperance (north-west). The elements Earth, Water, Air, and Fire are represented in the arches leading to the galleries. The floor is inlaid with 3 circles featuring maps of the eastern and western hemisphere and a star chart, denoting that the whole world and the heavens were at the feet of the citizens.
The Schepenzaal is another highlight, with several important paintings - Ferdinand Bol's ' Moses descends from Mount Siniai with the Ten Commandments', and Jürgen Ovens' 'Justice with Peace and Prudence'.
Dam, 1012 KB Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Nieuwe Kerk or New Church is a 15thcentury Gothic church in Amsterdam that is used for royal investiture ceremonies and exhibitions
Rub shoulders with life-like wax models of your favorite celebrities and historical personalities at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Amsterdam
Dam Square is an important plaza and major tourist hub in the heart of Amsterdam, located on the site of the original 13th century Amstel dam
The Amsterdam Dungeon is a horror tour through several dark chambers with live actors
The Amsterdam Pipe Museum, previously Pijpenkabinet, has a unique collection of more than 31,000 smoking pipes and related paraphernalia for tobacco consumption, fashioned out of different materials from different geographies across 5 continents, and time periods from 500 BC to present day
Amsterdam RAI is an exhibition and convention centre
A popular fixture in Amsterdam’s cultural scene, Boom Chicago is an improvisational comedy troupe that performs at the Rozentheater
De Poezenboot - The Cat Boat is a one-of-a-kind floating sanctuary on the Singel for stray and abandoned cats
The Electric Ladyland Fluorescent Art Museum is another of Amsterdam’s one-of-its-kind museums
Keizersgracht, the Emperor's Canal, is the widest of the 3 major canals in the city centre of Amsterdam and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht, recognized for illustrating expertise in hydraulics, civil engineering, town planning, construction and architectural knowhow