Tourist Attraction in Amsterdam: Koninklijk Paleis
The Royal Palace, it is a historical building of Amsterdam, is in the centre of the Dam square and is also known as house of Amsterdam; since it was built to house the headquarters of the municipality, to then be transformed into a royal residence. Example of the Dutch Baroque Architecture, it also represents the most important historical and cultural monument of the entire century of Dutch Gold; beyond what the masterpiece of Jacob Van Campen. With The French Revolution, the house of Orange-Nassau was kicked out of the country and was introduced the batavian Republic. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte, transforming the republic in the kingdom of the Netherlands gave it to his brother Luis.
Louis, who became king of Holland, after they have remained in the Hague and then in Utrecht, decided to settle in Amsterdam. The City came then transformed into royal residence. Great works of restructuring were developed, the galleries were divided in rooms, balcony gold was added to the front and the internal furniture replaced by a new building in empire style. However Louis Bonaparte loved not very stay in Amsterdam, and appointed the palace to "Royal Museum".
After the annexation of Holland in France in 1810, the building has become Imperial Palace, with the same title of the castle of the Fontainebleau, Laeken in Brussels or the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome. Then served as the residence of governor general of Holland, Charles-François Lebrun.
With the defeat of Napoleon at the battle of Leipzig 1813 finished the French occupation and the palace is back to being municipality of the city. But in 1815, with the restoration, the king William I of the Netherlands has returned to the throne and turned back the palace in Royal Residence. In 1936, the palace of the dam officially becomes the property of the kingdom of the Netherlands, and the rulers already have only for the official receptions in the city.