For 370 years the Royal Palace – Amsterdam’s town hall until 1808 – has been a witness to important moments in the country’s history. Famous administrators, kings, scientists and artists have walkedthrough the halls and galleries there for centuries.
But who worked on the building behind the scenes? Who made the bronze bells for the tower, the roof for the Citizens’ Hall, the chandeliers for the palace? And who used the building on a daily basis, once it was built? Who was locked up in the cells and who played the carillon?
This summer, the Royal Palace Amsterdam presents a number of unusual protagonists. Discover in five stories how people who are unknown today left an indelible mark on the Palace on Dam Square.
(16 June – 16 September 2018, daily from 10.00-17.00 hours.)