The Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) on Amsterdam’s Dam Square is one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch royal family. It is used for state visits, award ceremonies and other official functions. When the palace is not being used by the royal family, it is open to the public. Visitors can explore the magnificent interior and discover the rich history of the building.
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Address: Dam 1012 JS, Amsterdam
Phone: 020 – 522 61 61
Artis Royal Zoo
One of the oldest zoos in all of Europe, Artis Royal Zoo contains multiple species of land and marine animals, as well as an aquarium and a planetarium. The zoo grounds invite for a pleasant stroll and encounter with animals ranging from chimps to elephants.
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Address: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Artis Royal Zoo is open every day.
Phone: +31 900 278 4796
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Amsterdam Exchange Experience
The famous Amsterdam stock exchange (AEX) throws open its doors to the public with this new attraction taking visitors
on an exciting interactive journey from the beginnings of the Dutch East India Company right through to today’s modern
electronic trading floor.
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Address: Beursplein 5, Amsterdam
Allard Pierson Museum
Allard Pierson Museum narrates stories of ancient civilizations via informative displays which include artifacts
from the Great Roman Empire, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Etruria, and Near East. It is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam.
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Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Tue–Fri: 10:00 – 17:00, Sat–Sun:13:00 17:00
Phone: +31 20 525 2556
Located in the city centre, the Amsterdam Diamond Museum grants visitors insight into the development of diamond production (from billions of years ago to modern times), and showcases some rare exhibits such as the incredible Rembrandt Diamond, the Katana and the ApeSkull.
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Address: Paulus Potterstraat 8, Amsterdam
Opening hours: Mon–Sun: 9:00 – 17:00
Phone: +31 20 305 5300
The New Church (or Nieuwe Kerk) isn’t just a simple church. It played an important role throughout history, and
hosted the inaugurations of multiple Dutch kings and queens (today’s royalty – the Dutch king and queen – exchanged vows here, too). Today, the church frequently
hosts various exhibitions.
Address: Dam 10, Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum & Jewish Cultural