Visitors are welcome to discover the building's rich past and legacies left by it's successive occupants - as Amsterdam's Town Hall for 150 years, the French Royal and Imperial Palace for 5 years and the Palace of the House of Orange for the past two centuries.
Every year during summertime, an exhibition is made about the rich history of the Palace. The Royal Award for Modern Painting is annually presented in autumn at the Royal Palace. On the same occasion, the King opens an exhibition of winning the artworks and a selection of paintings by other contenders. Also two symposia are organised at the Palace.