One of the most famous buildings in the Netherlands, The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was constructed in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age. Before becoming the palace of King Louis Napoleon it served as town hall. Visitors are allowed to stroll through the imposing Citizens’ Hall, the Mayor Departure, the Alderman Hall, and the Vroedschapskamer. Art by Ferdinand Bol, Govaert Flinck, and Artus Quellinus hints at the power and prowess of Amsterdam and refers symbolically to the city’s influence and colonial past.
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