Makeover time! Amsterdam’s Dam Square Palace is getting a new look

Get the cleaning brushes out! One of Amsterdam’s most famous monuments is to undergo renovations in 2023. And, the work is said to be done by 2026.

The brush-up is intended to preserve the building’s 17th-century glory, and to ensure that visitors and spectators can enjoy the palace for many centuries to come, writes AT5.

It’s not yet known how much the renovations will cost, but the expenses will be covered by the regular government restoration budget.

People are noticing discrepancies in the Dutch government’s financial priorities. 🤔

What to expect from the renovations

The roof of the Dam Square Palace will get a well-deserved makeover since the rest of the exterior was given an overhaul more than ten years ago.

This time around, architect Hans Vlaardingerbroek will focus on the statutes, roof panels, and the famous dome of the building. 🏰

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But the palace’s new look doesn’t end with a simple cleanse. As part of the work to recreate the 17th-century glamour of the exterior, the renovation team will add shiny new gold leaves to the corners of the building. 🍁

Don’t worry, you can still visit the palace

Still want to visit the palace? No worries! Sure, the facade might look a little different for a while, but tourists and other visitors can still enter the building just like always.

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The national monument in the centre of the Dutch capital is one of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam, and it’s not about to lose out on the 300,000 visitors it receives a year!

So you can rest assured that you’ll still be able to enjoy the palace in the years to come.

What do you think about the move to renovate the Royal Palace? Tell us in the comments below!

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Juni Moltubak
Juni Moltubak
Juni moved to the Netherlands after realizing how expensive tuition fees in the UK are, and never regretted her choice of studying in The Hague. After three years of Political Science, she is ready for a new adventure — an internship at DutchReview! When you don’t see her typing on her laptop she can be found strolling around Haagse Bos or sitting in her lovely garden scrolling through interior design TikToks.


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