PALACE ON THE DAM
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam (known as the Paleis op de Dam) was built between 1648 and 1665 as a town hall. The palace is now used by the Royal Family as a reception palace and for exhibitions. The architect is Jacob van Campen, he had it built in the style of Dutch classicism. The Palace on Dam Square is considered the Netherlands’ most important historical and cultural monument of the golden age.