Our trip to Amsterdam was coming to an end. We decided to visit a few more places before returning back to India. After the visit to the Heineken music Hall, we headed towards another great location of the city which we had deliberately left for later to enjoy it the most. It was the Royal palace of Amsterdam which is located on the Dam Square in the heart of the city.
The Palace was built in the year 17th century. Today it is one of the most famous attractions of the city. There is little entry fee charged by the authorities. The Palace is used by the government to give reception to the state heads of different countries.
The palace has served as the town hall of Amsterdam for 150 years, and the palace of the house of Orange for the last two hundred years. The Town Hall is reminiscent of the Dutch Golden age and some of the paintings and sculptures of those eras can be found there made by the best artists of those times. There is also a section which has preserved the most amazing furniture collection of the era when Napoleon’s brother was the emperor of Holland.
The Orange Nassau rooms are one of the best artistically decorated rooms of the palace. The art and craft available there and also the various paintings available show the members of the Orange Nassau.
This is a wonderful palace to make a trip to. Some of the most exotic interiors, antiques, furniture, paintings, sculptures and other items are on display at the Royal Palace of the Amsterdam. Photography is allowed inside the Palace after paying little fees. We clicked many pictures of the intricate interiors of the Palace. It was certainly one of the most modern Palaces I ever witnessed.
Our trip to Amsterdam was coming to an end. We headed for one last place of visit after which was the Zuiderzee Museum of Amsterdam. This museum is dedicated to the history and future if the area of Zuiderzee people who lived on the shores before the construction of the dams.