The Royal Palace is one of three palaces at the disposal of the monarch in the Netherlands. Built as a city hall in 1655, King Louis I of Holland, brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, converted the Town Hall into a royal palace for himself in 1806. It has served as a center piece in official functions and royal weddings ever since, including the transfer of sovereignty of Indonesia in 1949 and the investiture of Queen Beatrix in 1980, and more recently, the wedding of Prince of Orange and Maxima Zorreguieta and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander. Right on Dam Square, it won't go unnoticed.
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